Youth Organizations

For many children, participating in athletic clubs, church groups and other youth organizations is a quintessential part of childhood.

And for most of those children, their experiences are positive.

But in some unfortunate cases, those leading youth organizations or those working with the youth mistreat those children. This may involve sexual abuse. The majority of childhood sexual abuse cases involve an adult who knows the child — which is the case in many youth organizations.

At Grewal Law PLLC, we represent survivors of childhood sexual abuse that occurred in youth groups and organizations. We represent both recent survivors and those who experienced abuse years ago.

When Sexual Abuse Occurs In Youth Organizations

Many children spend significant time away from home and school participating in after-school programs and extracurricular activities. Those leading and working in the groups have recurring access to children.

This type of abuse can occur in:

  • Church groups
  • Athletic clubs
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • 4-H clubs
  • Summer camps
  • Religious camps
  • Sports camps
  • Swimming lessons
  • Other youth recreation programs

The organizations leading these groups have a responsibility to ensure the safety of children. That includes thoroughly screening job applicants and running background checks on employees. When employers fail to take these precautionary steps and abuse occurs, they can be held accountable.

Talk To An Attorney In A Completely Confidential Consultation

Our attorneys work with survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct. Speaking out takes courage, but doing so can encourage other survivors to reach out for help.

To talk to one of our Michigan-based attorneys, please call or contact us online or call 877-259-1189.