Sexual Assault in Juvenile Detention? Is Your Child a Victim?

You Can Sue for Compensation and Help Reform the Juvenile Correctional System

Juvenile sexual assault and abuse at detention centers from New York to California is rampant. We believe in seeking the highest compensation so victims can receive the best therapeutic support to overcome the horrible trauma of being sexually abused in juvenile detention.

Our juvenile sexual assault attorneys are known civil rights advocates who fight sexual assault at youth correctional facilities on a regular basis. 

Juvenile detention centers are supposed to keep children and teens safe, while offering some discipline and moral guidance. Instead many US centers have become unsafe, military-style, medieval torture camps.

For example, a recent lawsuit alleges that female guards have used teens as sex slaves at the Horizon Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx.

This is no exception. It is happening right now all over the US. According to a federal study from a few years ago, about one in ten youths are sexually assaulted while in juvenile detention. This is shocking, and the only way to stop it is to file a claim and hold the culprits accountable. 

Sexual assault can not only be perpetrated by center employees, guards, counselors, therapists or others but also by fellow detainees. If your family member has been abused by another child or teen, their rights have been violated, as the authorities are supposed to protect confined youth from this type of crime.   

Our attorneys work with clients on behalf of victims of juvenile sexual abuse in custody including:

  • Rape
  • Sexual coercion
  • Drug-facilitated sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Groping
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault by multiple perpetrators
  • Sexual abuse by fellow detainees

Civil rights cases can be complex. Our attorneys have the expertise and commitment to represent victims strategically and aggressively.

Our team of experienced investigators have a track record of getting to the bottom of each case, to establish whether a victim's rights were violated, whether discriminatory motive can be proven, and if there is a pattern of employee misconduct at the juvenile center involved.

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Youth in Juvenile Detention Have Rights. You Can Stop Sexual Abuse and Seek Justice Today

The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) allows the Department of Justice to “review conditions and practices within juvenile justice institutions.” The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 also allows the DOJ to “bring lawsuits to protect the rights of youth involved in the juvenile justice and detention systems.” 

Juveniles held in US correctional facilities have the right to:

  • Protection from sexual, physical, and psychological violence from other residents
  • Protection from sexual, physical, and psychological violence from abusive staff
  • Sanitary living quarters
  • Protection from excessive isolation and unjustified restraints
  • Adequate medical and mental health care
  • Continuing their education while in confinement
  • Special education for disabled individuals
  • Counsel from a legal professional
  • Communication with their families
  • Recreation and exercise programs

If your family member has been sexually assaulted or had his/her rights violated at a juvenile correctional facility, you can sue to stop systematic abuse by correctional staff and seek compensation from the government for putting your loved one through that terrible ordeal.

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Has Your Child/Family Member Been Sexually Assaulted in Juvenile Detention?

Look for These Warning Signs

In order to be able to stop sexual abuse, you must be watchful for warning signs, which may include:

  • Behaviors resembling drug/alcohol intoxication
  • Youth does not like to talk about his or her time in juvenile detention
  • Mood swings, unreasonable fear or aggression 
  • Diminished self-confidence, self-doubt, or guilt
  • Talking/writing/drawing about sex like an adult 
  • Fear around correctional facility staff
  • Unexplained bruises, injuries, or other visible signs of abuse
  • Unusual misbehaving

If you observe more than one warning sign, you may be in the presence of systematic sexual abuse, and you should contact a juvenile sexual assault attorney at once – there can be a short statute of limitations in making claims.

Our team of civil rights experienced attorneys can advise you on the best course of action to protect your child or relative and hold the culprits accountable.

Speak Up About Sexual Assault In Juvenile Detention Now. The Clock Is Ticking and Your Right to Sue May Expire

Our team of attorneys and investigators have been handling civil rights claims for many years. Cases of this type require immediate investigation. Securing as much evidence as possible and taking prompt action can determine whether you win or lose.

Under most state laws, you may have only one, two, or, at best, three years to file a claim. After that, your right to sue will expire. To learn about the statute of limitations as it applies to your particular case, contact our juvenile sexual assault attorneys today.

We can help with juvenile detention abuse cases in Texas, Indiana, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Oregon, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and beyond.

If your child has been a victim, abusive correctional officers may be trying to cover their tracks as we speak. Contact Jail Death and Injury Law today, we can help protect your loved one, expose abusers, and maximize compensation.

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