Summer Youth Events Can Pose Abuse Risk


June 13, 2011

Parents who may be getting ready to send their children off to camp for the summer or to a church group outing or to any extracurricular activity may want to make sure that they fully investigate the organization for their children's safety.

These organizations can sometimes be infiltrated by less than upstanding employees or individuals and they can inflict abuse or molestation on children that they have in their care.

When you send your child off to spend time with a youth organization, that organization is responsible to ensure that your children are safe. One of the ways that they do this is by screening their employees before hiring them and keeping a close eye on them after they are hired. The organization must also be vigilant about keeping their eyes open for signs of any sort of child molestation or abuse and respond appropriately when there are signs of abuse or inappropriate sexual conduct toward minors in their care.

Child Abuse

Children frequently are unable to protect themselves when they become the victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect at the hands of an adult. Sometimes those who seem the most committed to kids and most involved in youth activities are those who are child predators. If your child has been victimized by an authority figure or other adult in a youth activity, you will want to have an experienced Georgia sexual abuse attorney at your side. We will do everything in our power to help you seek the compensation and justice that your child deserves.

Some of the perpetrators in these types of situations can include teachers, coaches, priests, youth leaders, or employees of any youth facility or organization. These can include daycare centers, scouting groups, churches, sporting teams, camps, and any other youth center or activity.

It is estimated that 905,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2006 according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The long-term effects of child abuse can impact a child physically, psychologically, behaviorally or in a combination of all of these ways.

Standing up For Our Children

Many abuse cases against children make their way into our office, and our dedicated team speaks with parents and children with compassion and understanding. Our knowledgeable team of child sexual abuse victims attorneys will pursue your case with a well thought out plan designed to seek justice for our client and to hold the appropriate parties responsible. If you have any reason to suspect that your child was victimized sexually while away at camp or on a trip with a youth organization, then contact our office today. Our child sexual abuse victims attorneys will stand up for the rights of our clients and hold perpetrators accountable.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been helping Georgia families for over 27 years. We know the long-term devastating toll such abuse can have on a child, and we are committed to helping child sex abuse victims and their families seek the compensation and therapy they need. If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual abuse, call Montlick & Associates today to see how our Georgia sexual abuse victims attorneys can help. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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