LOS ANGELES CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (323) 963-8283
Providing representation to victims of School/Teacher/Counselor/Coach sexual assault, Clergy/Pastor/Priest childhood sexual abuse, Boy Scouts sexual abuse, and other institutional abuse matters in L.A, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Burbank, Compton, Downey, Santa Monica, Bel Air, Sherman Oaks and all of Los Angeles County.
Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system in the United States. Many of these children have come from abusive or neglectful homes, and need a safe, loving environment. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for sexual abuse to have been perpetrated against the children by the foster home employees themselves. This opens the agency or county open to legal liability and lawsuits. If you experienced childhood sexual abuse in the foster care system or in any other situation, you may be able to file a civil claim, regardless of how long ago it occurred. Attorney Michael Rehm can walk you through the steps and discuss your options with you. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (323) 963-8283 .
One of the most common problems in the foster care system is negligent hiring. This can occur when a state agency or private organization responsible for placing children in foster care homes fails to properly screen potential caregivers, but it can also occur when the agency fails to properly screen or monitor their employees. When foster children are then sexually abused by an employee, the state or agency runs the risk of facing serious consequences.
The California Child Victims Act Look-Back Window
California implemented a new law in 2019 that gives childhood sexual abuse survivors the opportunity to revive cases that were once barred by the statute of limitations. Until December 31, 2022, all victims have the right to file civil claims against their abusers or the organizations responsible for their abusers, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred and how old the victim is.
Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Los Angeles, CA
In May 2022, 8 women and 4 men filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. All survivors allege that they were sexually abused by employees between the years of 1998 and 2001. Because of the California Child Victims Act look-back window, these lawsuits were made possible, and the survivors may be able to get the justice they deserve.
While the above-mentioned individuals have filed a lawsuit, it is reported that there are more than two hundred men and women coming forward alleging sexual abuse at the hands of facility staff. The particular facility in question was closed in 2003 because of allegations that staff had been abusing residents and failed to provide care for the children. Given that there had been complaints about this facility for many years, the LA County Department of Children and Family Services is probably in quite a bit of trouble.
The Law Office of Michael Rehm Is Here to Help
No child should have to suffer abuse or neglect while in foster care, school or while being supervised by members of the church. If you or a loved one experienced childhood sex abuse in the foster system, school system, or church, you may be entitled to compensation, regardless of how long ago it occurred. Contact an experienced attorney today to learn more about your legal options. Contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (323) 963-8283 .
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