Sexual Abuse – Schools, Shelters, Religious Organizations, and Civic Organizations
Sexual Assault takes place in a variety of community settings. Our first goal is to ensure that all victims obtain the treatment they need as survivors of sexual abuse. Our attorneys at Justice for Kids have represented scores of children who have been sexually abused and achieved positive results.
Provider Settles Violent Child-On-Child Rape Claim for $4 Million. Attorney Howard Talenfeld successfully negotiated a $4 million settlement on behalf of a child repeatedly raped in a residential facility. Administrators at the center were ignorant of systemic abuse, repeated reports by and from state officials, and even the admission of the child aggressor. This case was successfully concluded after our investigator obtained the statement of the perpetrator who explicitly described how he was able to evade staff of the facility who were watching a football playoff game instead of protecting the children.
Claim Against the City of New York and Private Child Welfare Agency. Justice for Kids attorneys are co-counseling a claim against the City of New York and a private child welfare agency as a result of the City’s failure to visit the child monthly, which ultimately resulted in the agencies failure to keep track of her when she was moved to Florida by the foster parents. This child was sexually assaulted by various Jehovah’s Witnesses Elders, which failed to report the assaults to child welfare officials.
Lawsuit For Failure To Protect Child From Sexual Assault By Male Shelter Employee. Florida child abuse attorneys resolved a case on behalf of 16-year-old girl against a private agency that owned and operated an emergency shelter in Palm Beach County, FL for failure to protect the child from sexual assault by a male shelter employee. The case resolved pre-suit for an undisclosed amount. Read more from the Sun-Sentinel. Read more the Palm Beach Post.
Lawsuit For Failure To Protect Foster Child From Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse While in Shelter & Failure To Protect Him From Abuse and Neglect by Foster Parent. Lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County, FL on behalf of a former foster child against private community-based child welfare providers and an emergency shelter for failure to protect the then 3-year-old child from child-on-child sexual abuse in the shelter and failure to protect him from abuse and neglect by his subsequent foster parent. The case resolved for an undisclosed amount.