Child Abuse in Youth Organizations Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

Child molestation should never be permitted, especially sexual abuse within youth organizations that specifically focus on guiding and teaching young people. Unfortunately, these kinds of organizations are the prime location that sex offenders and sexual predators go to be near children.

At The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, our child abuse attorneys represent victims of abuse throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and all of California from our injury law office in Irvine, California. Come to us for confidential, reliable and aggressive representation in your case.

Our child injury lawyers investigate and confront misconduct on behalf of you and your child. While youth organizations such as Boy Scouts of America should do internal investigations into accusations of harassment or abuse, it is also imperative that any suspected issues are reported to law enforcement. In an effort to protect the organization’s image, however, sometimes these allegations are not adequately investigated or reported. When that happens, we work to bring these charges to light, prevent future abuse and hold offenders accountable for the harm they have done to your child.

Victims of sexual abuse often face shame and fear in reporting the behavior that they have suffered. This is especially true when the offender is an authority figure, such as a troop leader. If your child or a loved one has suffered from this kind of behavior, make sure to get experienced representation from a lawyer who can hold the individual accountable.

At The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, we are committed to making things right for your family. That is why we help you focus on your own well-being while we handle the legal issues of your case. We can conduct investigations with witnesses, gain access to expert testimony and aggressively represent you while upholding standards of confidentiality and discretion. Protecting your family’s best interests is our priority, and we do it well.

The Importance Of Background Checks

Youth organizations, religious institutions, schools and other organizations serving young people have a duty to properly screen job applicants and volunteers. If an organization hires someone or accepts a volunteer who subsequently harms a child placed in that person’s care, it may be possible to obtain compensation.

If your child has been assaulted, molested, or harmed by an employee or volunteer of a service organization, school, health care institution or another organization, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Poor Employee & Volunteer Screening

Many people assume that employees and volunteers of organizations serving young people are motivated by a spirit of service. That is certainly true of the vast majority of people in youth organizations, churches, synagogues, schools and other institutions. But child molesters go where they can get in close contact with children. Organizations serving children that hire employees and accept volunteers have a legal responsibility to perform background checks and monitor their workers. This includes a search of state child abuse registries and state and national public sex offender websites.

If we find evidence that the organization has not done so, resulting in physical harm or psychological injuries to your child, The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, will vigorously represent you.

Successful organizations hire good people and properly supervise them. This applies to local youth service organizations as well as national youth organizations, schools and religious institutions. Some organizations fail to properly oversee their workers and volunteers, however. Though thankfully it is a rare occurrence, some employees and volunteers abuse children placed in their care.

If your child has suffered sexual or physical abuse as the result of poor screening or inadequate supervision in a youth organization or school, you may be able to claim compensation for your child’s suffering and losses. You should speak with a lawyer experienced in child abuse litigation as soon as possible.

The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, is a team of attorneys with extensive experience in child abuse cases. Our record of success in such cases demonstrates our capabilities and skills in this regard. In your case, we will undertake a comprehensive examination of the managerial practices of the organization and how it failed in its duty of care. We will seek the best possible result for you in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Preventing Youth Organization Abuse

Screening job applicants and exercising proper oversight can significantly reduce and possibly prevent child sexual abuse from occurring in youth organizations. Promptly responding to inappropriate behavior on the part of employees and volunteers can minimize the possibility of problems. Unfortunately, not all organizations do so, or if they do screen and monitor youth workers, they do so inconsistently.

As a law firm, we cannot prevent child abuse from happening. Our strength lies in obtaining compensation for abused children. Of course, compensation in itself cannot undo the harm done to your child. However, a civil lawsuit can hold institutions responsible for their negligence and it may prevent abuse from happening to another parent’s son or daughter. The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, will be your partner in the effort to obtain justice for your child.

Advocates For Abused Children

The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, is dedicated to obtaining compensation and justice in cases involving assaults and sexual molestation of children. Our lawyers are experienced, aggressive and determined to get results for our clients. When you choose our law firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation, document the negligence of the organization and seek full compensation for your child’s physical suffering, emotional suffering and other losses.

Our Experience Handling Abuse Cases

The child abuse attorneys at The Cifarelli Law Firm have an outstanding track record protecting the rights of abused, molested and neglected children in California. We also obtain very favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. A recent case involved a youth organization hiring a convicted felon. Once hired the employee molested a child. Our law firm obtained $2.1 million on behalf of the child.

Successful organizations hire good people and properly supervise them. This applies to local youth service organizations as well as national youth organizations, schools and religious institutions. Some organizations fail to properly oversee their workers and volunteers, however. Though thankfully it is a rare occurrence, some employees and volunteers abuse children placed in their care.

If your child has suffered sexual or physical abuse as the result of poor screening or inadequate supervision in a youth organization or school, you may be able to claim compensation for your child’s suffering and losses. You should speak with a lawyer experienced in child abuse litigation as soon as possible.

We Investigate Misconduct For You

The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, is a team of attorneys with extensive experience in child abuse cases. Our record of success in such cases demonstrates our capabilities and skills in this regard. In your case, we will undertake a comprehensive examination of the managerial practices of the organization and how it failed in its duty of care. We will seek the best possible result for you in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Screening job applicants and exercising proper oversight can significantly reduce and possibly prevent child abuse from occurring in youth organizations. Promptly responding to inappropriate behavior on the part of employees and volunteers can minimize the possibility of problems. Unfortunately, not all organizations do so, or if they do screen and monitor youth workers, they do so inconsistently.

As a law firm, we cannot prevent child abuse from happening. Our strength lies in obtaining compensation for abused children. Of course, compensation in itself cannot undo the harm done to your child. However, a civil lawsuit can hold institutions responsible for their negligence and it may prevent abuse from happening to another parent’s son or daughter. The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, will be your partner in the effort to obtain justice for your child.

Free Consultation — Contact Us

Contact The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, to discuss your case. Dial (949) 502-8600 or reach our law office via email here. We represent abused, injured and molested children throughout all of California.

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