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Chicago Youth Residential Program Sexual Abuse Attorneys

No child should be subjected to a crime such as sexual abuse or assault within a youth residential program in Illinois. Residential treatment programs are designed to give struggling youth the help they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. When they are sexually abused by psychiatrists, counselors, or others at these facilities, they can suffer even more immense mental and emotional health problems.

At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, our lawyers represent youth residential program sexual abuse survivors in the fight for justice using personalized legal services. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have decades of experience representing clients in sexual abuse and assault cases in Illinois. Your lawyer will represent you with the skill, knowledge, and respect you deserve.
  • Our lawyers are dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for every client. We have acquired over $500 million in successful verdicts and settlements for past clients.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge any fees for our services unless a case results in financial compensation awarded to the client.

What Is Youth Residential Program Sexual Abuse?

Youth residential programs in Illinois are treatment centers where struggling teens and adolescents are sent to receive intensive inpatient mental health services. Patients can receive a range of treatments for mental illnesses while staying in these centers. Sadly, however, they could be at risk of crimes such as sexual abuse and misconduct during their stays.

Youth residential program sexual abuse refers to non-consensual sexual acts committed against a patient while residing at one of these treatment centers, such as inappropriate touching, groping, kissing, fondling, penetration, or rape. These crimes can have devastating effects on victims, such as long-term physical, psychological, and emotional trauma.

What Are Your Legal Rights as a Survivor?

In Illinois, it is against the law for a person 18 or older to engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 18 if the perpetrator holds a position of authority or trust over the victim. If you were sexually abused or assaulted by an employee at a youth residential program or facility in Illinois, you can contact law enforcement to file criminal charges against the perpetrator.

A criminal case could lead to a sentence that includes prison time, restitution, and mandatory registration on the state’s Sex Offender Registry. However, criminal charges are not the only consequence a perpetrator could face. Sexual abuse victims also have the right to file lawsuits against sexual predators (and third parties) in pursuit of financial compensation.

Bringing a sexual abuse lawsuit against a perpetrator or youth residential program in Illinois can make you feel heard and validated as a survivor. It can allow you to hold multiple parties accountable, such as the facility for failing to protect you from this heinous crime during your stay. It can also provide financial compensation for your related medical costs, pain and suffering, and more to help you to move forward.

Speak to an Illinois Youth Residential Program Sexual Abuse Attorney Today

If you suffered from unwanted sexual behavior or misconduct within a youth residential program or a similar type of treatment center in Illinois, do not hesitate to contact Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC. We can help you go up against one or more parties for the wrongdoing committed against you. Do not suffer in silence as a survivor of sexual abuse. Call us at (312) 321-8414 to start your journey to justice with a free, no-obligation case review.