Sexual Abuse In Schools-A Growing Problem
Educational institutions are intended to cultivate learning and encourage children and young adults to develop in safe environments. Yet, as more awareness is brought to the issue of child sex abuse, we are forced to face the reality that molestation, abuse and rape occur in schools across the nation. The true extent of the problem is hidden by the fact that private and public schools not only sometimes fail to report sexual abuse but often actively cover it up.
For more than 20 years, we have focused on sexual abuse cases exclusively. Call our office in Dallas at (214) 503-7300 for help, even if you live in another city or state.
The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt helps victims file civil lawsuits against offending educators and their enabling institutions. It is a complex process that can help victims and their families find closure in a number of different ways. A lawsuit exposes perpetrators, acknowledges pain and suffering, provides compensation for therapy and forces educational institutions to take action that may prevent future abuse.
Students From Kindergarten To College Need Protection
Students most often suffer abuse at the hands of people they know who have taken advantage of their positions of power and trust. The law often requires institutions to put policies in place that help prevent this from happening, including carefully hiring, training and supervising employees. They may also have a legal obligation to investigate and report suspected or actual abuse.
Our law firm has the experience necessary to handle complex civil lawsuits involving:
- Sexual abuse committed by teachers, guidance counselors, coaches and other employees
- Title IX cases involving college sexual abuse and campus rape
- Sexual assaults and hazing involving sororities and fraternities
- School bullying, including cyber bullying on social media websites, sexting and revenge porn
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We Are Here When You Or Your Child Needs A Legal Advocate
We understand that confronting sexual assault or sexual abuse, whether it occurred recently or in the past, is difficult. Our law firm goes to great lengths to ensure that we honor and protect your need for privacy. Call our law office at (214) 503-7300 or contact us through email to schedule a free, confidential consultation to speak with us.