Sexual Abuse in Religious Institutions

Sexual Abuse in Religious InstitutionsToo often, individuals within church and religious institutions abuse their power and commit horrible crimes against the children, youth and adults who turn to them in trust.

Sexual abuse by a member of their church against a church-goer inflicts profound physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds. Survivors of sexual abuse face unimaginable distress and difficulty living with their trauma.

Many of those survivors have long suffered in silence, unable for a wide variety of reasons to confront their abusers and those who enabled the abuse.

These organizations must be held accountable.  Aggressive litigation is one way to make that happen.

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse Nationwide

We have provided guidance and discrete legal counsel to clients nationwide in many major metropolitan areas & states, including:

An Experienced Sexual Abuse Lawyer Is Ready To Help You

If you have been sexually abused or assaulted by your church or other religious institution, we can help. We offer free, completely confidential initial consultations to help survivors of sexual abuse find healing, closure and justice through litigation. We take cases nationwide. We have handled cases involving a wide range of religious institutions in the U.S., including:

Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse

  • Catholic archdioceses and dioceses across the country.

If you’re a victim of sexual abuse by a priest in the catholic church, or other leaders in the church, your life has probably been affected in many ways.

Almost everything about you may have suffered. Your relationships, your education, your career and even your spirituality and relationship with God may have all been seriously damaged if you were taken advantage of by a spiritual leader.

Survivors of sex abuse by clergy or priests often live their whole lives not understanding where the pain comes from. Many people come to a realization, often well into adulthood, that the pain they’ve had their whole lives is rooted in sexual abuse by Catholic church leaders or clergy that they put the utmost trust into.

Jewish Synagogue Sexual Abuse

While child sexual abuse is an issue afflicting every community, there are a number of factors that make it particularly difficult to address in the Orthodox Jewish community.

A study that was published in 2018, the incidence rate of child sexual abuse within the Orthodox Jewish community seems to be commensurate with the incidence rate in the general population.

Jehovahs Witness Sexual Abuse

  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been found responsible for encouraging abuse victims to stay silent and cover up misbehavior from members of the congregation

Mormon LDS Church Sexual Abuse

Protestant and Evangelical Church Sexual Abuse

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