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Central Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Lawyers


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Central Juvenile Hall – also known as just Central or as Eastlake Juvenile Hall – is located in the Lincoln Heights area of Los Angeles, specifically at 1605 Eastlake Ave. The juvenile hall opened in 1912 and remains operational to this day. It is one of the two juvenile halls operated by Los Angeles County. It sits on approximately 22.5 acres and consists of 24 buildings, including infirmaries, school buildings, gyms, living units, kitchen facilities, a chapel, and mechanical areas. The juvenile hall houses both boys and girls primarily prior to their court dates, after adjudication, and/or pending placement/services.

Unfortunately, juvenile halls are often the scene of abuse – specifically sexual abuse against youth at the hands of the staff at these facilities. If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse during your time at Central, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about your rights and the legal options available to you, contact our law offices immediately.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, we are fully dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and to getting them the recovery that they are owed. We have successfully handled countless sexual abuse cases in the past and are ready to help you with your case. We are not afraid to take on the city of Los Angeles to fight to protect your rights and the rights of other sexual abuse victims. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our experts, contact us today.

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Summary of Child Sexual Abuse and Its Consequences

Child sexual abuse is an umbrella term used to describe any form of sexual contact with a minor. This can include rape, forcing the victim to penetrate the attacker, forcing the victim to perform oral sex, performing oral sex on the victim, penetration of any kind (including using objects), groping, fondling, kissing, etc. Child sexual abuse can have many consequences, including sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy, injuries to genitals, injuries to reproductive organs, fractures, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises. In addition to physical harm, sexual abuse could also result in significant mental and emotional harm. Victims of child sexual abuse can suffer post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and more.

Do I Have the Right to File a Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse?

Yes – if you suffered sexual abuse during your time at Central Juvenile Hall, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. Your right to sue is based on the facility’s and county’s failure to protect you from the dangers presented by staff and even other youth at the facility. For more information about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our firm today.

Common Question – Can a Family Member File a Lawsuit on behalf of a Minor for Sexual Abuse? Yes, when it comes to child sex abuse cases, parents could sue on behalf of their child. So, if a parent wishes to pursue a claim, then he or she can do so. Of course, children cannot bring forth claims. However, at the age of eighteen or once the child is legally emancipated, he or she will be able to pursue themselves.

Is there a Class Action Lawsuit against Central Juvenile Hall?

There is still no class action against Central for sexual abuse, but there could be in the future – given that victims come forward. To join a class action lawsuit, you must seek legal assistance immediately. A class action lawsuit lawyer will be able to guide you every step of the way to ensure that you can be a part of the class action lawsuit. For more information about participating in a class action lawsuit, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

What Compensation is Available for Central Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Claims?

The different categories of compensation available for child sex abuse cases include the following:

  • Medical expenses (including expenses for mental health services)
  • Lost earnings (in some cases depending on the extent of harm suffered)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal costs

Here at our firm, our child sexual abuse lawyers are committed to handling all cases effectively and helping our clients secure the highest settlement available. Our lawyers are ready to do everything necessary to get our clients the maximum recovery available for their sexual abuse claims against Central Juvenile Hall and Los Angeles County. For more information about the compensation that you could be available to recover, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.

What is the Average Case Value for Sexual Assault at Detention Centers JV Halls?

It is normal for anyone considering the possibility of filing a child sexual abuse lawsuit against a detention center to have questions about the average value of these types of cases. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to establish an average value – as every case is different. Ultimately, the value of these cases is strictly based on the factors or details of each case, like the type of abuse suffered, the resulting harm, the permanency of said harm, for example. Another major factor is whether the sexual abuse or sexual assault was covered up (or even if there was attempt to cover it up); based on California law, cover-ups in sexual abuse cases can result in a higher payout. So, how much can these cases be worth? Child sex abuse cases can be worth millions of dollars. Although single action cases have reached million-dollar settlements, class action claims can result in multi-million-dollar settlements. For more information about average case values, we recommend that you reach out to our experts as soon as possible.

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How Long Does It Take to Settle Sexual Abuse Cases against Juvenile Hall Centers?

The settlement process varies significantly from case to case. The experts here at our law firm are fully committed to settling sexual abuse and physical abuse cases as quickly as possible. We know that it is difficult for victims and their families to go through the legal process and essentially have to relive the trauma, so we are dedicated to settling cases within a reasonable time. In general, we can settle these types of cases – normally within six to eight months. It is important to note that the entities facing these cases generally do not want the negative attention from being sued for sexual abuse, so they can be willing to settle relatively quickly.

Of course, a quick settlement is not always possible. Some sexual abuse cases can take up to two years to settle. Class action lawsuits can take much longer than just two years. For more information about the time that it can take to resolve your case, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

Understanding the time that you have to sue is one of the most important things for a successful claim. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, or a deadline to sue. Failing to file a claim on time can result in losing the right to sue. So, how long do you have to file your lawsuit? Under California law, victims of child sex abuse have up until the age of 40 (22 years after turning 18) or 5 years after discovering the harm resulting from sexual abuse to file their lawsuits. If you are unsure of how long you have to file your claim, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.

Contact the Downtown LA Law Group Today

If you suffered sexual abuse at Central Juvenile Hall or at other detention facilities in California, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about how to file a claim or about your rights, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm immediately. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight for your rights after being sexually abused. We are not afraid to take on any liable party to protect the rights of our clients and secure the highest settlement available. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.

Free Case Reviews

We are proud to offer free legal services, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert lawyers will be available to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. No matter whether you are looking to begin your claim or you are looking to redirect your claim after starting it elsewhere, you can be sure that our lawyers can help you.

Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay absolutely anything until after winning their claims. If you don’t win, you will not be responsible for any legal fees.

If you are ready to speak with our experts, contact us today.


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