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Young people are particularly susceptible to abuse from people they trust. When a clergy member or youth leader takes advantage of the trust of people in their care, the consequences can be devastating for the victim. At White Law PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys hold these perpetrators accountable and ensure they pay for the damage they cause.
Get help fighting for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Call (517) 316-1195 now or contact us online.
In recent news, the Boy Scouts of America organization has come under scrutiny for allowing leaders to perpetrate sexual abuse on young boys. Despite complaints made by a number of young boys, the organization failed to hold perpetrators criminally accountable for their actions, leaving thousands of boys to deal with sexual trauma entirely on their own.
White Law PLLC is a nationally-recognized law firm and a leader in litigation. Our Okemos Boy Scout abuse attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and insights to help you bring the right people to justice for their actions. We represent victims of sexual assault and abuse by leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scouts’ Mismanagement of the Problem
Within the last year, the public was made aware of the vast “perversion” files kept by the Boy Scouts organization. These files show that BSA knew about sexual predators who were using the Boy Scouts organization to abuse children, yet they didn’t take any action to solve the problem until the 1980s.
Throughout that time, nearly 8,000 volunteers in the Boy Scouts were possible sex abusers, and nearly 12,500 children were victims of abuse—many believe the real number of abused Scouts is much higher.
Attorney Jamie White and White Law PLLC have led the charge to change the strict statute of limitations for sexual abuse, so just because your abuse may have happened years ago, there are many reasons to hold the BSA accountable.
How Our Firm Can Help
Telling your story is difficult. For many victims of abuse, sharing what happened can make them feel powerless and anxious. Our firm wants you to know that bringing these charges against the responsible parties is an incredibly courageous act, and we want to help you do it. Our trusted team has represented numerous clients during difficult cases like these, including successful efforts against Larry Nassar, Michigan State University, and the United States Gymnastics.
By coming forward, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Continuing trauma
- Costs for therapy needed to manage the abuse
What Happened Is Not Your Fault
When Boy Scouts of America chose to protect the identities of the sexual abusers they allowed to volunteer for them, they made a choice to put the reputation of their organization above the safety of the children that participate in it. If you were abused, you are entitled to compensation because BSA could have prevented it by taking immediate and decisive action against the people responsible.
Our firm maintains effective relationships with professionals throughout the Okemos and Lansing areas. We can refer you to people who can help you verify the details of your case and explain what happened so that you get the best outcome for your situation. Sometimes, organizations like BSA turn a blind eye to the real threat of sexual assault, believing that ignoring it is just as much of a solution as taking action against it. Let us fight to prove that this is not true in your case.
Call (517) 316-1195 now and schedule your free consultation.