Who is Alison Schmidt?
Alison Schmidt is a former Wolverine Human Services employee in Vassar, Michigan.
She was arrested on multiple counts of sexual abuse of children in her care during her time at Wolverine Human Services in 2018. She is currently serving a sentence on multiple counts of sexual abuse and is a registered sex offender.
What is Wolverine Human Services?
Wolverine Human Services’ mission is to provide safety, sustenance, nurturing, and therapeutic intervention for children.
This is not the first time Wolverine has had an employee accused of sexual abuse against children. In 2019 a Wolverine Human Services employee was arrested on six counts of criminal sexual conduct against a minor in their care. There have been other cases of sexual abuse within the facility, and the state is investigating them in conjunction with human trafficking claims.
Andreozzi + Foote lawyers offer experience and a trauma-informed approach when seeking justice for our clients. We are currently investigating Wolverine Human Services on behalf of victims who have suffered sexual abuse during their time there. We know from experience there are more victims out there.
You are not alone.
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How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced?
There are many misunderstandings about why a survivor of sexual abuse would choose to file a civil lawsuit. Child sexual abuse takes away so much from the survivors and families impacted. Our society still struggles to find ways to repair the harm done by individual perpetrators and institutions that have covered up child sexual abuse. Outdated statutes of limitations across our country leave far too many survivors denied access to our criminal or civil justice courts.
Filing a civil case can be an essential step for survivors and their families in their journey to slowly rebuild their lives and create pathways to healing. Motivation for filing a civil suit is often questioned and unfairly stereotyped as being “all about money. Filing a civil lawsuit casts survivors as “money hungry” and is weaponized to shame and blame them even more. This couldn’t be further from the truth for survivors of child sexual abuse. The civil justice system offers victims more than just monetary benefits. It gives survivors access to justice, validation, exposure, confrontation, and ultimately some resolution. The resolution allows survivors of sexual abuse to understand and process what happened and create a new path forward without confusion, questions, and fear.
Can I file a lawsuit against Wolverine Human Services?
The skilled lawyers of Andreozzi + Foote have experience working within Michigan. We can help you determine what your rights are and help you chart a path toward healing.
We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We provide free, confidential case evaluations where you can learn more about your rights and options under your state’s laws, contact Andreozzi + Foote today.