“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
– Lady Bird Johnson
1421 Pine Ridge Road, Unit 120
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 844-4KIDLAW (4543529); 754-888-KIDS (5437)
Although Naples is a small town in the Southwest corner of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico famous for its high-end shopping, its privatized child protection system has been in failing. There has been a placement gridlock, over-reliance on shelters and group homes, and the lack of appropriate out of home placements resulting in children who have been physically and sexually re-abused. Recently, the attorneys at Justice for Kids filed suit on behalf of a child sexually assaulted by a pedophile who was a licensed foster home in nearby Sarasota.
- Case Involving Sexual Abuse. Foster child who was sexually abused by an older known sexually aggressive boy in a shelter filed lawsuit against the shelter and child welfare agencies in Collier County for failure to protect him from sexual abuse. The case resolved for an undisclosed amount.
- Child Sexually Assaulted by Older Child in Shelter. A vulnerable nine-year-old child who was removed from his family was placed in a children’s shelter in Naples, FL where he was sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old residing at the same shelter who had a previous history of severe violence and sexual aggressiveness. The shelter and the case management agency were sued for damages because of their prior knowledge of the dangerousness of this placement. The Florida Department of Children and Families and the lead community-based agency were sued because of their prior knowledge that there were insufficient foster homes and therapeutic foster homes and a placement gridlock in this region as well as the private agencies’ over-reliance on dangerous placements at the shelter. This case settled for undisclosed sums paid by all defendants that were placed in trust to treat the young victim throughout his life.
- $1.2 Million Claims Bill Obtained from Florida Legislature on Behalf of Developmentally Disabled Child Impregnated in a Foster Home in the Region. Read More
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