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Boys & Girls Club Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Kansas

In recent years, dozens of claims of child sexual abuse and assault at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been filed across the country – many of which have led to criminal convictions and compensation for victims. If your child has suffered sexual abuse by a staff member, volunteer or fellow adolescent at a Boys & Girls Club chapter in Kansas, DRZ Law can help you demand justice. We have more than 20 years of experience in child sexual assault cases and are committed to taking on institutions that fail to protect vulnerable youth, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Disregard for Child Safety at Youth Organizations Leads to Sexual Abuse

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization that provides after-school programs for youth. Their thousands of local chapters claim to be safe places that empower kids to lead healthy, productive lives. Yet rather than helping children succeed, this institution has been known to allow child sexual abuse to go unchecked. It has a history of administrative errors and negligence that increase the risk of sexual assault, such as: 

  • Failing to hire safe staff members. Many youth organizations are guilty of harboring and protecting known sexual abusers. The Boys & Girls Clubs is no exception. Failing to conduct proper background checks on staff members puts youth in danger, as does transferring alleged perpetrators to new chapter locations rather than terminating their employment.
  • Failing to supervise children. A lack of supervision at Boys & Girls Clubs can encourage child sexual abuse and assault. Club employees and volunteers have a duty to supervise and watch over children in their care, and not to allow them to be alone with older adolescents and adults. Failure to supervise opens opportunities for abusers to be alone with victims.
  • Failing to report child sexual abuse allegations. Employees at Boys & Girls Clubs chapters have a legal and ethical duty to report child abuse to the authorities. Failing to report allegations can have serious consequences, including a fine of $1,000 and up to six months jail. There is no excuse for failing to report sexual assault. Sweeping accusations under the rug protects abusers and allows this crime to continue to harm defenseless children.

Previous lawsuits filed against Boys & Girls Clubs have proven that this institution has knowingly ignored allegations of abuse, failed to report abuse to law enforcement and blatantly lied to the public about prior knowledge of allegations against employees. It is time to hold the Boys & Girls Clubs of America accountable. If you or a loved one is a victim of child abuse at this youth program, an attorney at DRZ Law can help you seek justice.

You Need an Attorney With Specialized Knowledge of Institutional Abuse

In an effort to protect itself from liability for child sexual assault, the Boys & Girls Club tends to distance itself from local chapters during lawsuits. Institutional heads have alleged that they were ignorant to sexual abuse allegations at independent locations, for example. However, this youth organization also advertises that its local clubs have access to all of the resources of the national organization. Both statements cannot be true, as one contradicts the other. 

It is our mission at DRZ Law to expose these incongruencies and shed light on institutional abuse at Boys & Girls Clubs. Our law firm has powerful resources and legal experience going up against institutions in Kansas. Our team of Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse attorneys specializes in taking on powerful youth organizations. We have dedicated our practice to empowering families with legal action, as well as helping parents fix broken systems that protect abusers instead of children.

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It is paramount to come forward if you have a sexual abuse claim against the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It takes a great deal of courage to speak up, but telling your story can hold a perpetrator and the institution accountable for a terrible miscarriage of justice. You may have the power to change things on an institutional level – potentially preventing other children from suffering the same fate. At DRZ Law, our Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse lawyers can help you with all of the steps necessary to file a lawsuit and demand justice. Call (913) 400-2033 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation.

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