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Every individual affected by sexual abuse incidents has a distinct narrative detailing the events and the profound consequences on their lives, often extending to their loved ones. At Crew Janci LLP, we acknowledge the need for a unique and sensitive approach when assisting victims of trauma. Our commitment is to consistently offer trauma-informed services, adopting a comprehensive perspective that acknowledges the far-reaching effects of trauma on various aspects of life, encompassing mental, emotional, physical, relational, spiritual, and financial dimensions.

If you find yourself in need of a sexual abuse lawyer, we strongly advise incorporating these factors in your search.

1. Specialization and Expertise

With almost four decades of collective experience, our legal team at Crew Janci LLP has advocated for numerous victims of sexual abuse and various crimes. Our firm specializes in dedicating our practice to the representation of individuals affected by sexual abuse and other criminal offenses.

Our sexual abuse lawyers specialize in a number of practice areas, including:       

      Child porn and trafficking
      Public and private school sexual abuse
      Mormon abuse
      Seventh Day Adventist sexual abuse
      Priest and Catholic sexual abuse
      Boy Scout sexual abuse
      Foster home abuse
      Sexually abused disabled adults
      Sports camps abuse

Partnering with a sexual abuse lawyer who has specialization and expertise in similar cases is paramount to navigating the complexities of sexual abuse lawsuits. Additionally, choosing a specialist can be very important to securing positive outcomes.

2. Empathy and Compassion

At Crew Janci, we wholeheartedly recognize the enduring and profound effects of sexual abuse trauma. Our commitment lies in providing a comprehensive and unique approach to recovery, centered around a distinctive methodology for trauma-informed support. We also offer recommendations for therapists and counseling centers specializing in trauma recovery, available near you.

At the heart of our trauma-informed support model are principles deeply rooted in empathy, understanding, and a profound respect for the individual experiences of survivors. We explicitly acknowledge the uniqueness of each survivor’s journey and prioritize their well-being in every facet of our approach.

As you navigate your legal options, we emphasize the pivotal role of empathy and compassion. These two traits can make a lasting and meaningful difference in your healing journey.

3. Reputation and Track Record

Engaging in a lawsuit is a challenging endeavor. There’s no universal approach that suits every survivor. For many individuals, seeking civil justice is a significant and beneficial stride in the process of healing from sexual violence and other crimes. Our responsibility is to guide survivors in understanding their options and anticipating the challenges, including the potential outcomes—ranging from monetary compensation to non-monetary justice, such as an apology, the disclosure of specific information about a perpetrator, a policy amendment, or a similar objective.

We’ve tackled sexual abuse dating back over 70 years, helped over 500 survivors seek the justice they deserve, and recovered over $200 million in restitution in over 20+ states. These results speak for themselves and should be a factor when seeking a qualified sexual abuse lawyer to help you with your needs.

These outcomes also contribute significantly to enhancing the safety of other children in the future. When accountable organizations are compelled to compensate for the harm they facilitated, these payments, combined with non-monetary changes initiated by our clients, exert pressure on institutions to revise their protective policies and practices. This, in turn, fosters a safer environment for vulnerable children and adults. We take great pride in the role our clients have played in instigating positive social change, and we are honored to be a substantial part of this transformative process.

4. Resources and Support Networks

The Crew Janci team takes a holistic approach when it comes to client care. They deliver a network of support and resources to survivors. 

In addition to their core responsibility of offering legal guidance, lawyers specializing in sexual abuse cases act as a crucial support system for the victim. They recognize that such cases demand more than just legal proficiency; they necessitate empathy, respect, and an unwavering dedication to advocating for the survivor. Feeling heard, understood, and believed can profoundly contribute to a survivor’s path to healing. A lawyer’s representation becomes a source of empowerment, enabling victims to reclaim control over their narratives and lives. Furthermore, a committed lawyer takes measures to reduce the risk of re-traumatization.  

As you seek counsel in this difficult time, it’s imperative to find a legal team that understands the intersection of legal and emotional support. We routinely engage with survivors who seek to break their silence and share their experiences with someone. Our team comprises compassionate professionals and sexual abuse lawyers who are trained and experienced in providing sensitive support to trauma victims. This includes social workers with Masters-level qualifications serving as trauma-informed intake specialists. Frequently, a team member from Crew Janci may be the first person a survivor has confided in. Notably, some victims who reach out to us may ultimately decide not to pursue legal claims. In such instances, we consider it our responsibility—and a privilege—to stand by them, listen, offer recommendations for counselors or other resources, and support them in their healing journey.

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Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.