Kane County Juvenile Detention Sex Abuse Lawyer 

July 10, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Sexual abuse of youth in juvenile detention facilities is a horrific tragedy that has impacted far too many children in Kane County, Illinois, and across the country. If your child or a child you love has suffered sexual abuse while detained in a Kane County juvenile detention facility, a Kane County juvenile detention sex abuse lawyer at Dolman Law Group is here to stand up for your family's rights. 

Holding the perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them accountable is crucial -- not only to achieve some measure of justice for abuse survivors but also to force systemic reforms to prevent future abuse.

Our dedicated attorneys have extensive experience advocating for young people who have endured sexual violence while in the Illinois juvenile justice system.

We are committed to empowering survivors, assertively pursuing accountability and compensation, and doing everything in our power to protect other children from experiencing such trauma.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your case and learn how we can help. 

Contact a Kane County Juvenile Detention Sex Abuse Lawyer Today

Sexual Abuse in Kane County Juvenile Detention

 Kane County Juvenile Detention Sex Abuse Lawyer

Studies have consistently shown that sexual abuse is rampant in youth detention facilities nationwide, and Kane County juvenile detention centers are sadly no exception.

While precise statistics are difficult to obtain due to the inherent secrecy and underreporting of sexual violence, some estimates suggest that around 10% of youth in state juvenile facilities report experiencing sexual abuse. 

Systemic factors that contribute to high rates of sexual abuse in juvenile detention include inadequate staffing and supervision, lack of proper training, poor reporting procedures, and a culture of covering up misconduct.

The extreme power differential between staff and detainees creates an environment ripe for exploitation. LGBTQ youth, survivors of prior sexual trauma, and youth with disabilities face heightened risk of abuse. 

If your child experienced sexual abuse in Kane County juvenile detention, they have clear legal rights under both Illinois and federal law. This includes the right to bring civil claims against individual abusers as well as government entities and private companies that operate detention facilities. 

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for bringing childhood sexual abuse claims is 20 years after the survivor turns 18 (or 20 years from when they discover the abuse and its impact). However, that deadline may be extended in cases involving fraudulent concealment by defendants.

Survivors can seek various types of monetary damages, including compensation for medical bills, therapy costs, pain and suffering, and lost earning potential. In egregious cases, courts may also award significant punitive damages to deter such reprehensible conduct in the future.

How a Lawyer Can Help You

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Taking on powerful government institutions and fighting back against child sexual abuse is frightening, but you don't have to go through it alone. An experienced Kane County juvenile detention sex abuse lawyer from Dolman Law Group can guide you through the legal process with skill and compassion.

After discussing your family's situation in a confidential consultation, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the abuse, gather crucial evidence like incident reports and medical records, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to build the strongest possible case.

We will file a formal lawsuit against all parties who bear responsibility, which may include individual abusers, the county government, private contractors, and facility administrators. Our team will assertively advocate for your child's rights and well-being in all legal proceedings.

In many cases, we are able to reach a favorable out-of-court settlement that provides abuse survivors with substantial financial compensation while sparing them the trauma of testifying at trial. However, we prepare every case to win in front of a judge and jury if necessary.

Beyond pursuing justice and compensation for your family, we also strive to hold juvenile detention institutions accountable for allowing such heinous abuse to occur. Through civil litigation, we can pressure policymakers to enact critical reforms to make facilities safer for all children.

Dolman Law Group

Our Experience and Approach

At Dolman Law Group, we have a proven track record of successfully representing survivors of sexual assault in complex, emotionally charged cases. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of children abused in institutional settings.

As a firm, we take a trauma-informed approach to working with survivors and their families. We treat every client with the utmost compassion, respect, and sensitivity. You will find us caring listeners, responsive communicators, and tireless advocates.

If your child suffered the unthinkable trauma of sexual abuse in Kane County juvenile detention, we know that coming forward is not easy. By taking action, you can pursue accountability and compensation for your family while helping to bring these atrocities to light to protect other children. 

The first step is reaching out to an experienced Illinois juvenile detention center sexual abuse lawyer to discuss your situation in a completely confidential consultation. At Dolman Law Group, we make this process as comfortable and straightforward as possible.

We also understand the financial burdens that families in this position face. That is why we represent c on a contingency fee basis. You will never owe us any attorney fees unless we recover money for you.

Contact an Experienced Kane County Juvenile Detention Center Sex Abuse Lawyer for Help

At Dolman Law Group, we stand ready to support survivors of Kane County juvenile detention sex abuse and their families in the pursuit of justice, healing, and change. If your child has endured this horrific trauma, you do not have to bear this burden alone. Our compassionate, experienced attorneys are here to fight for accountability and compensation for your family.

Please contact us today at (312) 500-2901 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Together, we can work to hold abusers and the institutions that harbor them accountable while honoring your child's strength, protecting their rights, and building a safer future for all youth.

Contact a Kane County Juvenile Detention Sex Abuse Lawyer Today

 

Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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