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Are you a former juvenile inmate who was sexually abused while staying at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall, also known as John A. Davis Juvenile Hall? Are you a parent whose child was sexually assaulted, solicited, or harassed while they were detained at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall? If so, you may be entitled to monetary damages from a lawsuit for child sexual abuse.

Located at 202 Glacier Dr, Martinez, CA 94553, Contra Costa Juvenile Hall is a maximum security youth detention unit for youth offenders up to 25 years of age. However, the vast majority of inmates are minors, meaning they are younger than 18. Maximum security units are for those who commit the most serious offenses, but most of these inmates are children at the end of the day. And children deserve guidance and compassionate treatment, no matter what they have done to arrive at a juvenile hall.

Instead of healing and rehabilitation, many inmates are subjected to physical and sexual abuse by the people who are supposed to take care of them. And once a child is mistreated in this manner, it can be very difficult to heal their wounds and help them move forward as productive adults. With that in mind, our law firm is committed to fighting back against those who take advantage of minors in the juvenile justice system. We are ready to represent your interests and obtain the compensation you deserve, so contact our law firm to speak with a Contra Costa Juvenile Hall sexual assault lawyer.

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Can I File a Lawsuit against Contra Costa Juvenile Hall for Sexual Abuse?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit for being sexually abused at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall, which includes any type of sexual interaction between an inmate and a juvenile hall employee. For one thing, there is no such thing as consent between these entities, as the power dynamic is clearly in favor of the staff member, who can make life very difficult for the inmate if they don’t get what they want.

The abuse of power and authority is especially relevant when the victim is a child, since they are emotionally and intellectually underdeveloped. As a result, they are unable to make informed choices about sex, which is why the age of consent in California is 18. Thus, any adult that engages with a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification is committing child sexual abuse.

Suing the person that took advantage of you at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall is one option you have as a victim, but there may be other entities that are liable for the harm you suffered. For example, the administrators at the facility are in charge of employee and inmate relations and ensuring that there is no inappropriate conduct. Instead, many of these officials blame the victim or convince them that what occurred was all a misunderstanding. If the inmate continues to complain, they may be threatened or face retaliation from other staff members.

In some cases, there may be punishment for the offender, but it’s usually a short-term suspension or transfer to another unit, meaning they are allowed to keep their jobs and continue abusing children that are in the system. These and other acts of negligence lay the groundwork for acts of sexual abuse, which is Contra Costa County is almost always included in a lawsuit for sexual assault at John A. Davis Juvenile Hall.

What is the Amount I can Receive from a Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

The average value of a sexual assault case against Contra Costa Juvenile Hall is probably around $2,500,000 to $5,000,000. A lawsuit for sexual harassment of a juvenile inmate may be settled for $500,000 to $1,500,000 on average, though compensation amounts vary significantly based on a variety of factors. This includes the victim’s injuries, long-term psychological damage from sexual abuse, needed medical services (including counseling), and misconduct and/or negligence by the defendant. In extreme cases, we have recovered settlements that were close to or over $10,000,000, but such payments are only reserved for a small percentage of child sexual abuse lawsuits.

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Juvenile Hall Abuse Lawsuit?

In theory, the timeline to settle a Contra Costa Juvenile Hall sex abuse lawsuit is anywhere from 4 months to 3 or more years. But if we look at most of the cases that have come through our law firm, we would have to say that these cases take 12 to 24 months from start to finish. There are many complications that exist with lawsuits against government entities, for one thing. With public entities, you will have to go through a specific claims process that will take at least 6 months before you can file a lawsuit. That takes up considerable time, along with the process of preparing a lawsuit and attempting to negotiate a settlement without court intervention.

If a settlement cannot be agreed on and you have to take your chances in court, that can add one or more years to the settlement process. Please note, however, that less than 5% of all sexual abuse lawsuits are tried in court.

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Statute of Limitations for a Contra Costa Juvenile Hall Lawsuit

There is a deadline of 22 years from the victim’s 18th birthday to file a lawsuit for sexual abuse during childhood. So, another way to put it is that you have until the age of 40 if you wish to sue for sexual abuse while you were an underage inmate at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall. Though many people find that this is ample time to file a lawsuit, there are individuals who take longer to understand how their lives were shaped by sexual abuse.

To help as many victims as possible, California provides a legal exception known as the discovery rule for child sexual abuse. Basically, the link between traumatic events during childhood and mental health issues throughout our lives can take a long time to understand. Many people do not come to this realization until they start going to therapy. This can happen at any age, so it would be unfair to limit a child victim to a specific age if they want justice from a lawsuit against Contra Costa Juvenile Hall.

Please note that this is a simplistic description of the discovery rule, which you should discuss with a sexual abuse lawsuit attorney at our office. No matter how long you have for a lawsuit, legal advice is the key to obtaining compensation and moving forward from this painful chapter in your life.

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The lawyers of DTLA Law Group have decades of experience in child abuse cases again government entities throughout California, including juvenile detention centers. We know that the culture of sexual assault, physical abuse, and neglect of inmates has gone on far too long at these places. We are committed to the welfare of our clients and securing that settlement they deserve, no matter how long it takes.

Our law firm has a Zero Fee Guarantee policy that charges the cost of legal fees to the party you are suing. That means you pay absolutely nothing if you wish to hire a sexual assault lawyer that specializes in juvenile inmate abuse. In the event we fail to recover your settlement, you won’t receive any bills from us, since we only get paid if you get paid.

Contact our office as soon as possible and schedule a free case review if you would like to learn more about your rights and legal options.

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