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Were you sexually assaulted or harassed while you were participating in the Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program by Los Angeles County? Are you a legal guardian / parent of a child who was sexually abused while they were on probation with the Juvenile Informal Diversion Program?

In recent years, juvenile justice programs have focused on rehabilitation and counseling as opposed to punitive measures, like incarceration at a juvenile hall. Of course, there are minors who need to be detained, as they pose a clear threat to others. But these cases are rare, and many youths are guilty of minor infractions that can be resolved through education, counseling, parenting programs, addiction treatments, and various other programs.

We applaud such programs, which have resulted in many closures of neglected and abusive detention centers throughout the county. But programs where the minor is out on probation can also be infiltrated by sexual predators. That’s why constant supervision and accountability are essential to keeping children safe, and this is where county agencies have failed time and time again.

Sexual misconduct within the probation department is a serious problem, and has been for many years. But California has generous and progressive laws when it comes to lawsuits for child sexual abuse, which is why we are contacted by former juvenile inmates on a frequent basis. Perhaps you are one of the many victims who is eligible for a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program. Our team of child sexual assault lawyers is here to guide you through the process and fight for the settlement you deserve.

To learn more about your rights and legal options, please contact the offices of DTLA Law Group and schedule a free initial consultation.

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Can I Sue the Informal Juvenile Probation Program for Sexual Abuse?

Yes, you can file a sexual abuse lawsuit if you were abused by someone that’s associated with the LA County Juvenile Informal Diversion program. Your right to sue is based on negligence, which is defined by the following characteristics:

  • You were owed a duty of care by an individual or entity
  • That entity breached their duty of care to you by failing to exercise reasonable caution.
  • Due to their failure to act, you were injured from an accident or traumatic incident.
  • Because of the harm you suffered, you are allowed to sue for monetary damages.

With probationary programs, lack of leadership and supervision are the biggest contributors to child sexual exploitation and assault. It’s very common for a probation officer to be accused repeatedly by inmates who are subjected to inappropriate touching and other sexual interactions. But many people at the administrative level fail to take immediate action, like contacting the authorities and relieving the staff member of their job duties, at least on a temporary basis. If they come across evidence that corroborates accusations of sexual misconduct, they will try to hide or destroy it, instead of turning it over to the police.

The list of inexcusable actions by county probation departments is too long for us to cover in this article. However, there is no disputing that the perpetrator of the abuse is not the only one who is liable when a youth offender is sexually abused. For more information on your right to sue the LA County Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program, call us to schedule a free case evaluation.

Can I File a Juvenile Probation Program Class Action Lawsuit for Sexual Abuse?

Yes, you can file a class action lawsuit for being sexually abused by a probation officer or another juvenile justice employee while you were placed in an informal probation program. For every one victim that contacts us, there are dozens, if not hundreds of others out there who were abused because of negligence by the same entity. That’s why class action lawsuits are very common when there are incidents of physical and sexual abuse at a juvenile hall or probation program.

A class action lawyer at our office can start the claims process on your behalf or help you join an existing Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program sexual abuse class action lawsuit. Just give us a call and schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience.

Statute of Limitations to Sue for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

To sue for sexual abuse that occurred while you were under the age of adulthood (18 years old), you must file a lawsuit by your 40th birthday. This is based on the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims in California, which is 22 years after the victim is legally an adult.

However, there are cases where the time limit to sue a juvenile probation program may be extended. If, for example, you discover an injury that was caused by childhood sexual abuse later in life, you have 5 years to file a lawsuit from the point of discovery. This can happen with emotional injuries, like mental health disorders that are caused by the trauma of being abused, followed by continual repression of these memories due to fear and shame.

As you can see, figuring out the deadline for a juvenile inmate sexual assault lawsuit is not as black and white as you may have imagined. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced attorney, who can verify the statute of limitations for an Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program sexual abuse claim.

Settlement Value of an Informal Juvenile Diversion Program Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The amount of compensation for a juvenile detention program sexual abuse lawsuit is usually 6 to 7 figures, though there are significant variations in the actual values. For example, cases of sexual harassment and non-physical interactions (sexting, soliciting nude pics, etc.) may be worth between $450,000 and $1,500,000. But if the victim endured multiple incidents of sexual assault, an Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program sexual abuse lawsuit may be settled for $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Please note that how much you can receive from a lawsuit is based on factors that are specific to your own experience as a sexual abuse victim. That’s why Juvenile Informal Diversion Program sex abuse case values can range from several hundred thousand dollars to over $10,000,000.

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How Long will it Take to Settle My Lawsuit?

Most lawsuits for the sexual abuse of a minor take at least 12 months to settle due to various complications that have to do with suing a government agency, like the Los Angeles County Probation Department. As a general rule, we expect these cases to take anywhere from 1 to 2 years, though settlements can sometimes be achieved within 6 months. In the rare event that your lawsuit goes to trial, obtaining the damages you are owed can take 3 to 4 years. But this is an outcome in less than 5% of all child sexual abuse lawsuits, so we generally expect that a settlement will be reached without involvement from the court system.

Contact a Lawyer for Childhood Sexual Abuse

No child should have to worry about the prospect of sexual abuse, but it happens far too often in juvenile halls throughout the country. You would think that probation programs would be safer, as children are not committed to a youth detention facility far away from their family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for abuse within the system, and those who are assaulted or abused have the right to seek justice from a juvenile probation program sexual misconduct lawsuit.

Our law firm operates under the Zero Fee Guarantee, so all the costs associated with your case are covered by us. By winning your lawsuit, we are reimbursed by the county at the same time you receive your settlement. This is the only way we get paid, so you will never be responsible for the cost of legal fees if we don’t win your case.

To schedule a free consultation with an Informal Juvenile and Traffic Program sexual abuse lawyer, contact our law firm as soon as possible.

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