The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has known for decades that pedophiles seek employment and volunteer opportunities with its organization specifically for the purpose of being close to young boys.
The BSA has maintained internal files that go back nearly 80 years documenting sexual abuse by scout leaders and other volunteers. It was only in 2008, however, that it began running criminal background checks on volunteers. It waited another two years before creating a policy making it mandatory to report suspected abuse to police.
Even with the introduction of these measures, the sexual abuse of scouts continues to be a significant problem. The BSA continues to go into protection mode when abuse is reported rather than taking meaningful action to ensure the protection of the scouts. If your child has been sexually abused while participating in boy scouts, take action immediately and contact a reliable Orange County attorney. At The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, we represent clients throughout California and across the country in these cases.
Confidential Legal Help For Families With A Lawsuit Against The Boy Scouts Of America
Scouts look up to their scoutmasters and other people involved with the BSA. Many put complete trust in these individuals and never think to question unethical requests or inappropriate behavior. We know how difficult and embarrassing it can be for young boys to stand up to their abusers, and many choose to live with the abuse rather than face the shame that often comes with being a victim.
When you choose our firm, your case will be handled in the most discreet manner possible. We will conduct a full investigation, gather the evidence to build a compelling case and do everything in our power to secure the best possible resolution. Our lawyers will take action against the BSA to seek compensation for the abuse you have suffered and work to create change that limits the chance of the victimization of future scouts.
Contact The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, To Discuss Your Case
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation about your child's sexual abuse claim against the BSA with a member of our legal team. You can reach our office by phone at 949-743-3763 or toll free at 800-594-8114, or via email.