California Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The Catholic Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Boy Scouts of America, and other organizations may have failed to protect children from abuse. Some abuse survivors may be able to pursue legal action.

California Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit attorneys are helping California victims of child sexual abuse seek justice and compensation from institutions that failed to protect them; including churches, summer camps, schools, religious organizations, and youth recreation organizations like the Boy Scouts of America.

The California State Legislature has passed a new bill that gives victims of child sexual abuse a new window of opportunity for justice. Victims who had been unable to pursue civil claims in the past, due to age or statute of limitations restrictions, now have a new opportunity to pursue some measure of the justice and compensation they deserve. The bill also raises the statute of limitations for filing a child sexual abuse civil complaint until the victim turns 40 for future cases. This bill provides a second chance to thousands of victims to pursue justice. 

As has happened across the country, the last decade has seen an explosion of revelations about child sexual abuse. Thousands of children had their innocence shattered and their lives ruined by vicious predators, with many of the organizations and institutions whose job it was to protect these children having utterly failed to do so. 

Victims of child sexual abuse are now looking out at a society which, for maybe the first time, is ready to truly hear their stories. Law enforcement and the judicial systems have also experienced a change in attitudes, and victims are now more likely to receive a fair hearing. 

How Can I Pursue Justice?

If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse as a child on the premises of – or while under the care and responsibility of – a religious organization, school, summer camp, youth recreation program, or other institution, don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified and experienced attorney to talk about your options. 

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