Foster Care Abuse
Texas Sexual Abuse Law Firm
Sexual abuse within the American foster care system is a serious concern. In fact, a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that the rate of sexual abuse for foster care children is more than four times as high as in the general population and more than 28 times as high in group homes. These statistics are alarming and can include sexual abuse committed by adults, such as child molestation, and abuse committed by other children.
Foster care parents are trusted with the responsibility to provide and care for a child. When they fail to do so and sexually abuse children, the repercussions on the lives of victims are nothing short of life-changing. While all forms of sexual abuse are reprehensible, foster care abuse is particularly concerning because these parents and families often cycle through a number of children throughout a period of time. Victims and survivors who make the bold choice to speak out against offenders can protect their rights and pursue lawsuits, as well as help to make sure that no more children are victimized by the same offenders.
Take a Stand with Our Firm
Taking a stand against sexual abuse is never an easy experience. Having worked with many victims and survivors from all walks of life, our firm understands how difficult it can be to engage in legal actions and relive unfortunate experiences. When victims and survivors come to our legal team in their time of need, we provide our 100% commitment of our efforts, skills, and resources. With our help, many victims and survivors are not only able to recover damages, but also raise public awareness and protect children who may have been victims had they not spoken out. If you or someone you know has been a victim of foster care abuse, contact Stern Law Group to learn more about how our experienced and determined sexual abuse attorneys can be of assistance.