Foster Care Abuse Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Foster care abuse and neglect is a widespread problem. The effects of foster care abuse and neglect are scarring and long-lasting. Usually, children placed in foster homes are extremely vulnerable. They are either orphans, do not know their natural parents, or have been taken away from their parents for various reasons. When they enter a foster home, they sincerely hope to get a home and loving parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, their hopes and dreams get shattered when foster parents begin to neglect, hit, starve, sexually assault, molest, and abuse them. No child should ever go through this.
To stop and deter foster care sexual abuse and neglect, several agencies have been given the responsibility to oversee placement of children into foster homes. Such agencies have a duty to screen foster parents to ensure they are not sexual offenders, felons, alcoholics or drug addicts and that they are capable of raising children in a safe and comfortable environment. Usually, foster care agencies, including DHS in Pennsylvania, employ licensed social workers who are trained to be vigilant in looking out for and identifying sexual abuse, assault, child molestation, and neglect. Sadly, foster care workers may negligently fail to carry out their duty and allow neglect and abuse to befall foster kids. Worse, there are numerous cases of foster care social workers sexually abusing the children whose care and well-being they were entrusted with.
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Victims of sexual abuse, usually minor children, feel helpless and scared. They are afraid that they will be met with serious repercussions if they disclose the incidents to anyone. It is important, however, to report the abuse immediately in order to stop it and prevent it from happening again. Foster parents who neglected, sexually abused, attempted to rape, raped, assaulted, beat, starved, psychologically manipulated or otherwise harmed children will face criminal charges and penalties. They may also be required to pay monetary compensation to their victims.
Victims are not without recourse. They may recover substantial financial compensation under the law. Please call the attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm today to learn how we can help. We have represented many foster children in their civil lawsuits against foster parents and, in many cases, government and religious agencies responsible for placing them in foster homes.
At the Lassen Law Firm, we know how to help. We are a team of experienced, fair, caring and knowledgeable attorneys who will fight for your right to receive the highest compensation the law allows. The Lassen Law Firm is a team of leading civil trial lawyers who have extensive experience in litigating and settling abuse cases, including sexual abuse and assault by foster parents. Your case will be handled with the utmost dedication, professionalism and confidentiality. Call the Lassen Law Firm today for your free initial consultation.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen