Sexual Abuse in New Jersey Schools
Mercer County NJ Childhood Sexual Abuse Lawyers
Certain institutions, such as schools and churches, need to have safeguards in place to protect individuals against sexual abuse. When someone is in a position of trust, they have a legal responsibility not to abuse their power or neglect the people under their care. You trusted your child’s teachers and school administrators to watch out for them and keep them safe. One of the most devastating feelings in the world for a child is to be let down by the people they counted on for protection. This sort of thing should never happen to anyone, let alone a child.
Cohen & Riechelson is a well-respected law firm with more than 40 years of experience handling sexual abuse cases in New Jersey. We have helped victims file claims in courts throughout Mercer County, including Hamilton, Trenton, and Ewing. Our mission has always been to provide clients with the best possible outcome for their legal issues. When you hire CR, you can expect legal representation of the highest quality and ethical standards.
Hold Schools Accountable for Neglect and Sexual Abuse in New Jersey
Teachers and school employees have a legal duty to watch out for students and ensure that the children in their care are not harmed in any way. For example, schools need to perform background checks on all employees so that individuals with criminal records or histories of violence are not hired to work around children. If the school knew or should have known about previous incidents involving the abuser, the school might be legally responsible for the abuse.
It is important that schools are held accountable for their negligence in sexual abuse cases. Although money damages won’t undo the harm to your child, they can go a long way toward incentivizing the school to guard against this sort of conduct. As a result, many other children might be protected against sexual abuse in the future.
Contact a Robbinsville NJ Sexual Abuse Attorney
The attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson are prepared to discuss your sexual abuse case and answer any questions you might have about your legal options. Call us today to speak with a qualified member of our litigation team, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation at our offices in Pennington or Hamilton.