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Boys and Girls Club Sexual Abuse Chicago

Boys & Girls Club of America has been at the center of controversy due to the high number of sexual abuse and assault cases reported within their locations over the years. If you are a victim of Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse at a Chicago location, contact the lawyers of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC for legal help and guidance.

We represent victims of sexual violence, misconduct, and abuse in youth centers throughout Illinois.

About Boys and Girls Club Sexual Abuse

Boys & Girls Club of America is a nonprofit organization that claims to provide children and teens with a “safe, constructive and supportive environment” under guidance from trained youth development professionals. Yet, despite having safety policies in place, dozens of young men and women have reported sexual abuse and assault by Boys & Girls Club counselors and staff members.

One example is the arrest and subsequent conviction of Zale Hoddenbach, a Boys & Girls Club counselor at a Chicago location who was convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in 2011. In this case, two women sued Boys & Girls Club for a club director who had learned of Hoddenbach acting inappropriately with another girl at least three years before sexually abusing the victims but had dismissed the complaints as “unfounded.”

Holding Boys & Girls Clubs Accountable for Sexual Abuse

Boys & Girls Club of America does not keep a public record of sexual abuse incidents connected to their clubs or employees. Despite this lack of transparency, however, victims of sexual abuse and misconduct at this organization can seek justice through both the criminal and civil court systems. Our lawyers help survivors hold Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago accountable for negligently failing to protect youth and concealing known acts of sexual abuse.

Financial Compensation Available for Survivors

At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, we know that the gravity of Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse cannot be quantified with a monetary award. No amount of money is enough to right this wrong. However, we hope that fair financial compensation can allow survivors to move forward with less stress and greater peace of mind.

Compensation may be available for past and future losses, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Counseling or therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Lost wages
  • Lost capacity to earn
  • Mental anguish
  • Grief
  • Punitive damages

Our attorneys can help you hold one or more parties accountable for sexual abuse and pursue the case results you deserve. Our law firm has obtained outstanding settlements and verdicts for past clients, including a $1.375 million settlement and another $1.2 million settlement for sexual abuse and assault cases. We are prepared to go to court for maximum financial compensation, if necessary.

Contact Us for a Free and Confidential Case Review in Chicago

No victim of sexual violence should ever have to keep their experience a secret. Every survivor of Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse in Chicago deserves their day in court. For a free and confidential legal consultation about your potential case, contact us at (312) 321-8414 or send us an online message and we will respond as quickly as possible. We are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of sexual abuse and assault victims in Chicago.