Religious Organization Abuse Lawyer
Church is supposed to be a place of comfort in troubling times, and many turn to their faith for guidance. But what happens when the person giving comfort and guidance betrays that trust? A new report by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury outlines some disturbing events within the Catholic Church dioceses in the Commonwealth, and many victims will be seeking out an attorney who deals with sexual abuse perpetrated by members of their respective faith.
Religious Organizations Sexual Abuse Cover Up
A recent report released on August 14, 2018, cited that over 300 members of the Catholic Church were accused of inappropriate acts with children. Upper levels of the Church also allegedly covered up reports of priests who preyed on young children for decades. In one instance, there was even a reluctance to pursue investigations by a local district attorney to save his political career and gather support from the diocese.
When abuse is covered up and kept from law enforcement, the matter then becomes a conspiracy against a victim who has already suffered abuse. In some respects, it could be seen as the higher-ranking officials of the faith giving offenders a license to continue the abuse. Sexual abuse happens not only in the Catholic church but the Orthodox Jewish community too. Morally and ethically, parish members expect their leaders to “do the right thing.” When those religious leaders fail in their duty to protect those who trust them, it is wise to seek the advice of an attorney who will address the matter of abuse covered up by religious organizations head-on. Kraemer, Manes, & Associates is such a firm.
Finding Justice for Sexual Abuse Victims
Many people fear that they will not find justice due to the size of the opposing side. In many cases, victims fear that the church is too powerful to fight. That is not true. Organization abuse victims need to be represented by someone who is willing to take on an entity that may be represented in every country around the globe. Attorneys who do not intimidate, like those at Kraemer, Manes, & Associates, are going to be an advocate and a voice to those who have already been intimidated and violated by those they trust.
An attorney who is sensitive to the topic of organizational sexual abuse within churches, synagogues, and mosques is going to be the best ally a victim can have. They will not only be sympathetic to the concerns of their client, but they will also be aggressive in restoring a sense of justice to those who were innocent, and, many times, unwilling victims of a pedophile priest, rabbi, or imam. We at Kraemer, Manes, & Associates are experienced civil attorneys with the compassion to handle such a delicate subject.
If you or someone you know has experienced abuse at the hands of a clergy member, lay ministry member, or any other member of any religion, please call our firm at 412-626-5626 or 215-628-9185 for a free evaluation of your case. We will handle your information with compassion, sensitivity, and discretion while gathering the information needed to determine how we may be able to make any church answer for the actions of their employees and hold them accountable.