Organizations of Trust Abuse


Representative cases

At Dumas & Vaughn, we represent victims who are abused by volunteers and employees of non-profit organizations of trust.  Such organizations include the Catholic Church; Boy Scouts of America; Assemblies of God church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Boys & Girls Club; sports clubs; Girl Scouts; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; and the Native American Youth and Family Center.  For years, we have advocated for victims of sex crimes against organizations of trust in cases across the country, achieving successful results and compensation for our clients.

Holding organizations and volunteers accountable

Too frequently, parents place their faith and trust in youth-serving organizations that claim that children’s safety is their first priority.  Then, every parent’s worst nightmare comes true.  Also, organizations too often do not properly screen, train, and oversee volunteers.  National organizations with lots of resources will even look the other way or attempt to cover-up bad conduct.  As a result, society’s most vulnerable are harmed–children.  And while these organizations can also do a lot of good, we at Dumas & Vaughn, LLC believe they should be held accountable for their volunteers’ behavior when bad things happen.

Individualized, compassionate representation

We have handled countless claims against organizations of trust and are skilled at investigating such claims and handling cases with thoroughness and compassion.  We will advocate for your right to be heard and compensated.  As a boutique law firm in the Pacific NW, we maintain a manageable caseload so that we can provide personalized, detailed attention to each case and client.

If you or your child has been the victim of child abuse by a volunteer or employee of an organization of trust, and you are interested in learning what options are available, please contact us to schedule a consultation.  All contacts are completely confidential.  We will handle your inquiry discreetly and with compassion.

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