Los Angeles and Sacramento Teacher Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Teachers occupy positions of immense trust and importance in children's lives. They educate. They nurture. They inspire. At least, they're supposed to.

The ugly and underreported truth is that sexual misconduct by teachers continues to be an all-too-common occurrence in both public and private schools. One congressional study, in fact, found that nearly one out of every 10 students in American schools has been or will be the victim of sexual misconduct by a teacher or school employee before they graduate from high school.

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., our Los Angeles attorneys are dedicated to helping survivors of teacher sexual abuse. Although the media often sensationalizes or trivializes stories of sexual contact between students and teachers (particularly when the student is a boy), we understand there is nothing remotely light about the long-term damage inflicted on victims.

Sacramento Attorneys, Representing Survivors of School Sexual Abuse

Why is this such a widespread problem? Schools, for their part, have historically been very lax about screening applicants for teaching positions. Other teachers and school employees play a role too when they ignore their mandatory duty to report suspected child abuse involving another teacher. Last, our Los Angeles attorneys know that many school districts have tried to cover up abuse by quietly dismissing the teacher or transferring them to other schools.

Survivors of teacher sex abuse have a legal right to sue the predators who harmed them and the institutions that made it possible, didn't stop it or tried to hide it.

Timing is especially critical when the abuse occurred in a public school. The reason? Victims typically have only six months to provide notice of their intent to file a lawsuit whenever the defendant is a government entity.

Free, Confidential Case Evaluation for Victims of Sex Abuse by a Teacher From a California Lawyer Who Is Also a Clinical Psychologist

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At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., in Sacramento and Los Angeles, we have been dedicated to helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse seek justice and compensation since 1986. We have handled cases throughout California and in other states as well. We are here to listen and provide the help you need too, including referrals to therapists in your area.

You can be as involved or uninvolved in the legal process as you want; you can even choose to remain anonymous during litigation should a trial be necessary.

Call our toll free California number (888-463-5570) at any time, day or night — or contact our Los Angeles and Sacramento school sexual abuse lawyers online.