Youth Serving Organizations Are Required By Law To Protect Your Child
State and federal laws require youth sports and recreational organizations to put procedures and guidelines in place that protect your child from sexual abuse. You can bring a civil action on behalf of the victim of sexual assault or abuse when the organization:
- Fails to conduct adequate background checks
- Inadequately supervises those in positions of power, including both employees and volunteers
- Inadequately trains or fails to train employees and volunteers about abuse prevention
- Does not investigate or respond to actual or suspected abuse
- Attempts to cover up or fails to report actual or suspected abuse
- Does not have policies in place that create a safe atmosphere
Contact our law office in Dallas at (214) 503-7300. We represent victims who live across the nation and are willing to travel to you if necessary.
When Recreational Organizations Fail Your Child | Be A Responsible Whistle-blower
Sports leagues, summer camps, youth clubs and other organized activities are important aspects of growing up in the United States. But operating such recreational organizations such as the YMCA or Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America is a significant responsibility. Parents trust those in charge to keep their children safe. When children are sexually abused while in their care and custody, the organizations themselves may be held liable for damages in a civil lawsuit.
“As parents, we were in a free-fall of disbelief, anger, confusion, despair. We felt we had been abused as well. Ms. Merritt and her staff were wonderful – our safety net in the most turbulent time of our lives.” — Client testimonial, parents of abuse victim age 9
The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt can help you obtain justice for your child and you through a civil lawsuit. We understand the complex laws and unique challenges involved in these cases.
Contact Us As Soon As Possible | We Respect Your Privacy
If you or your child has suffered abuse by anyone associated with a recreational organization, it is important you promptly notify law enforcement, then contact our firm. At no cost to you, please schedule your initial consultation with attorney Tahira Khan Merritt by calling (214) 503-7300 or sending us a confidential email.