Parents who enroll their children in boarding schools place a great deal of trust and faith in an institution’s ability and willingness to protect their young from harm. Boarding schools can be held accountable when they fail to take adequate steps in protecting kids (like performing proper background checks, adopting appropriate prevention policies, or removing known sexual abusers in their midst). The attorneys at Crew Janci LLP have successfully held boarding schools and other educational institutions accountable for failing to protect children in their care. Even if the abuse occurred years ago, there may still be a legal remedy. If you or your child was abused by a teacher, coach, staff member, or volunteer while attending a boarding school, contact our office today.
The attorneys at Crew Janci LLP are all too familiar with the dynamics of abuse in private schools. We have successfully represented victims in public schools, private schools, boarding schools, foreign exchange programs, and similar educational settings. We understand the utmost importance of your child feeling safe in school. We advocate for survivors of school abuse. If you or someone you love has been sexually abused by a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, coach, or other school staff member, contact Crew Janci LLP today to speak with experienced attorneys who can help.
In 2010, attorneys from Crew Janci LLP were part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in the landmark case of Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America, which involved claims for sexual abuse by a Scoutmaster in a Portland, Oregon, Scout Troop operated through a local Mormon (LDS) church. The trial lasted six weeks and garnered international press coverage, ultimately resulting in a jury award for the victim of compensatory and punitive damages which totaled $19 Million.
The centerpiece of the Kerry Lewis trial was BSA’s now infamous secret files on pedophiles in Scouting – known as the “Perversion Files” or “IV Files” (now publicly available through our website). The Secret Files were introduced into evidence at trial and, for the first time ever, made public. Since then, we have created and maintained a database of these files our website.
We continue to represented victims abused in Scouting across the country and abroad. If you or someone you love has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse in Scouting, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, contact the experienced attorneys at Crew Janci LLP today to determine your options.