Most people have heard of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The organization was founded based on Christian principles to help build the character of young people. However, there have been many instances of sexual abuse perpetrated by YMCA staff and volunteers. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our Orange County YMCA sexual abuse lawyers will get to work on your today. We want to investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Is DiMarco Araujo Montevideo Your Firm for This Case?
Discovering that your child has been sexually abused is horrific, and you need help from a skilled attorney with the experience to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
Every client we take gets our personalized attention. We want to get to know you and your child, taking the time to understand your needs during this difficult time.
You will not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs for your case. You only owe us legal fees after we secure the compensation you are entitled to.
What Will an Attorney Do for a Sex Abuse Case?
An attorney will be invaluable for a sexual abuse case. Often, sexual abuse victims have to go up against the YMCA’s legal teams, which can be relentless. Your attorney will level the playing field by having the resources and experience necessary to:
Work with law enforcement in order to ensure the investigation is thorough.
Gather institutional documents to look for a cover-up of any allegations of abuse.
Ensure the abuse victim is analyzed by trusted healthcare and mental health professional.
Work to enact institutional policies that protect children.
The YMCA Can Be an Outlet for Sexual Abuse
There are over 2,700 YMCAs located throughout the U.S., and many of them are in California. The YMCA serves millions of people each year, many of them young teens and preteens. Parents and guardians count on YMCA staff and volunteers to care for their children. However, there have been many instances in which children participating in YMCA activities have sustained sexual abuse.
There are various activities in which a child is susceptible to sexual abuse, particularly when their parents are not present. This includes:
After school care
Other YMCA events and activities
This sexual abuse can be perpetrated by various members of YMCA employee and volunteer staff, including mentors, support staff, coaches, counselors, teachers, and more. Parents and guardians need to be vigilant and on the lookout for any signs that their child has been sexually abused at the YMCA.
Let Us Help You Secure the Compensation You Deserve
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by someone who works at the YMCA, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At DiMarco | Araujo Montevideo, our personal injury attorneys in Orange County have a thorough understanding of how to help sexual assault victims receive compensation for what has happened. This could include:
Pain and suffering damages
Lost wages and benefits
Compensation for needed counseling
Punitive damages against those responsible
Punitive damages against anyone who covered up the abuse