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Did you endure acts of sexual abuse while you were detained at the Orange County Youth Guidance Center? Are you the legal guardian or parent of a child that was sexually groomed, harassed, or assaulted by a Youth Guidance Center employee? Our legal team would like to advise you on the legal options that you have as a victim of child sexual abuse.

Orange County’s Youth Detention Center is a specialized juvenile facility focused on drug rehabilitation services for inmates between 12 and 25 years old. Through a variety of substance abuse education and treatment programs, youths are transitioned back into society, where they can hopefully become happy and productive adults. Sadly, what should be a time of safety and feeling cared for can turn into a nightmare due to predatory adults that sexually abuse vulnerable kids.

The toll of physical and sexual abuse can permanently alter the course of a child’s life and cause permanent damage that worsens their reliance on drugs and alcohol. Understandably, suicide rates are very high among those who were sexually abused as children, and the people that are responsible must not go unpunished.

Our law firm has decades of experience in the recovery of sexual abuse lawsuit settlements for children, adult survivors, and their family members. We would like to do the same for you, but for now, it’s enough to just learn about your rights and the legal actions that are available to you. For a free consultation with a Youth Guidance Center sexual assault lawyer, contact us today.

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Can I Sue if I was Sexually Abused at Los Prietos Boys Camp?

Yes, if you were sexually abused by someone working for the facility while you were at Los Prietos Boys Camp, you can file a lawsuit for monetary damages. As a general rule, these lawsuits are filed against the county of Santa Barbara, which is the entity in charge of operating Los Prietos Boys Camp. You can also file a claim against specific individuals, like administrators that failed to take your complaints seriously, which is very common in cases of juvenile hall sexual abuse.

Proving who is liable for the harm you suffered is a lengthy and difficult process, particularly if you were abused at Los Prietos Boys Camp many years ago. To maximize your chances of success, make sure to contact a juvenile detention center sexual assault lawyer as soon as possible. We have an experienced team of lawyers, who are ready to investigate your claims and build a strong case for compensation against the Santa Barbara County Probation Department.

Sadly, juvenile camps have a dismal record when it comes to the welfare of minors, who are regularly subjected to physical and sexual abuse, along with overcrowding, neglected facilities, and lack of support services. Sexual misconduct by probation officers and other employees must be dealt with immediately, but it’s clear that abusers are allowed to stay at the facility year after year, while innocent children are left with the scars of sexual assault and harassment. Even when there is clear and irrefutable evidence of sexual abuse, administrators have been known to destroy documents, photos, videos, etc., and pressure the victim or their family to drop the charges.

The toxic culture of child sexual abuse must be eradicated from the juvenile justice system, which is our sole mission here at DTLA Law Group. Though it won’t be easy, please know that we are with you every step of the way. Contact us today and ask to speak with a Los Prietos Boys Camp sexual abuse attorney.

Filing a Los Prietos Boys Camp Class Action Lawsuit for Sexual Abuse

The sexual abuse lawyers of DTLA can help you file a lawsuit or join an existing class action claim with other victims of sexual abuse at Los Prietos Boys Camp. Class action lawsuits are based on allegations and evidence on behalf of many victims – perhaps several hundred to over one thousand. When you look at it that way, it’s understandable why so many inmates join a class action claim with others who were harmed by the same institution.

Before you commit to one of these lawsuits, we want you to have a full understanding of your rights and legal options. With that in mind, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience and schedule a free consultation.

How Much can I Receive from a Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

The average settlement for a Los Prietos Boys Camp sexual assault lawsuit is between $2,500,000 and $5,000,000. Sexual harassment lawsuits typically have lower values – $500,000 to $1,500,000 for the vast majority of claims. That’s not to say that your own lawsuit will settle within this range, as the amount of compensation is based on many factors, aside from the type of abuse. We also want to remind you that settlements for class action lawsuits can be between $50,000,000 and $350,000,000, which is higher than the amounts we previously stated. But these values make sense when you consider that hundreds to thousands of people may be entitled to a portion of the recovered payment.

How Long Do these Cases Take to Settle?

Going by our own experience as a sexual abuse law firm, we would say that most of these cases take at least 1 year from start to finish. That’s why we normally advise clients that the settlement process for a Los Prietos Boys Camp lawsuit will probably take 1 to 2 years. Of course, we may get lucky and reach a settlement within the first 6 months. But sexual assault claims against government institutions are not so easy to resolve, especially if they go to trial. Though less than 10% of these lawsuits end up in court, it can take 3 years or longer to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit if a trial is required. But we want to stress that most sexual abuse cases are settled out of court, either through direct negotiations or meetings with a certified mediator.

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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Youth Guidance Center Abuse Lawsuit?

A sexual abuse lawsuit against a juvenile hall may be settled within 6 months, but it’s more likely that the amount of time needed will be around 1 to 2 years. We are basing this on many years of experience as a law firm specializing in child sexual abuse. With juvenile halls, the process to sue for damages is very complicated due to the fact that they are a government entity. The process can be especially complex if you are joining a class action lawsuit, which can take 2 to 3 years to resolve. Cases that go to trial normally take over 3 years, but less than 5% of Youth Guidance Center inmate abuse lawsuits are tried in court, so we expect that a settlement will be reached through direct negotiations with the defendant.

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Sexual assault and abuse have existed for many years at juvenile detention facilities all throughout the country. There was a time when the laws favored the abuser, but thankfully, the legal system has evolved greatly over the years. Now is the time to come forward and demand justice for what was done to you or your child at the Orange County Youth Guidance Center.

We provide free legal services to all sex abuse victims, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of legal representation. The cost of hiring us is paid by Orange County, which we obtain by winning your lawsuit. And since we offer a Zero Fee Guarantee, you owe us absolutely nothing it we don’t bring you compensation from a juvenile inmate sex abuse claim.

An Orange County Youth Guidance Center lawsuit lawyer is here to assist you, so call us anytime to schedule a free case evaluation.

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