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Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

California Child Sex Abuse Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

Mandatory reporting laws for child abuse are intended to protect children, to prevent further abuse, and to provide help and other resources where they are needed. Unfortunately, as seen in a shockingly high number of child sex abuse cases, suspected child abuse does not always get reported even by those who are legally obligated to do so.

Fortunately, other laws allow victims of childhood sex abuse to sue mandatory reporters for failing to report suspected abuse when they should have.

At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D., we help survivors of childhood sexual abuse find justice and obtain compensation from predators, employers, institutions, and those who could have put a stop to the abuse much sooner had they simply obeyed the law. What we can offer you is a high degree of personal attention, responsive service, diligence, respect for your privacy and dignity, and the experience of a law firm that has been focused on these types of cases since 1986. Our child sexual abuse attorneys can help you fight for the fair and full compensation to which you are entitled.

Who Must Report?

A partial list of individuals with a mandatory duty to report suspected child abuse in California includes:

  • Day care administrators and employees
  • Teachers, teacher's aides, and assistants
  • Custodians, guardians, and foster parents
  • Law enforcement officers and firefighters
  • Social workers and public assistance workers
  • Most other public and private school employees
  • Priests, ministers, and other members of the clergy
  • Employees of group homes and residential care facilities
  • Licensed health care service providers (doctors, psychologists, nurses, etc.)

In addition to over 32 years of experience as an attorney, Dr. Joseph C. George also holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has more than a decade of professional experience in the field. Today, these assets enable us to better understand and support our clients while providing the critical edge needed to maximize their compensation. You can trust our child sexual abuse attorneys in California to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

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Call our California offices at (916) 623-4914 at any time, day or night — or contact our California child sexual abuse attorneys online. Servicios de Traducción en Español Disponibles.

  • Ph.D in Psychology

    Joseph C. George earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was an active duty clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force for 12 years.

  • Decades of Experience

    Collectively, our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in fighting for the rights of Californians

  • Well-Rounded Team

    Attorney Joseph George Jr. is a former deputy district attorney; Attorney Maricar Pascual was the national champion in appellate advocacy

  • Honest Communication

    We value each of our clients; everyone deserves respect and clear communication. We never leave our clients in the dark.