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The Law Offices of Peter Angelos Forms Team to Help Protect Survivors and Victims of Child Sexual Abuse at the Hands of Institutions

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2018 | Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos has continued its decades long commitment to people pursuing justice by forming a team to help protect survivors and victims of child sexual abuse at the hands of institutions such as the Catholic Church.

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos has developed a team of lawyers to help survivors and victims in their path to healing. We understand that there is a world of difference, and a long path of healing, that exists between being a victim of child sexual abuse and being a survivor. In our work with these individuals, we have come to understand that while both a victim and a survivor have suffered abuse, a victim has just recognized the healing process necessary to move forward with life. Often, a victim can go decades without recognizing healing is needed or how difficult the healing process can be. We understand that to these folks, reassurance, patience and compassion are necessary.

We also understand the individual needs and voices of survivors. Working with those individuals, we have interacted with people who are emotionally confident in sharing their abuse experience. Generally, these individuals are involved in a long healing process that enables them to discuss openly their feelings and circumstances. Many of these folks are also comfortable in helping other victims and survivors with their healing. Our team of attorneys understands the difference and is prepared to help anyone who has suffered the atrocity of child sexual abuse.

The team, including Jay D. Miller, Aaron R. Parker, and Marissa B. Joelson, is now actively involved in investigating civil claims against various church officials across Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland and nationally. These attorneys come from many areas of civil litigation, and place special emphasis on understanding and compassion while helping clients navigate complex civil litigation. Perhaps more important than their years of experience working with survivors and victims of other horrible wrongdoing, our team members are personally committed to ensuring that survivors’ and victims’ voices are heard and that justice is served.

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Sexual abuse, particularly of minors, is a reprehensible crime that has long-lasting emotional, physical and mental impacts on survivors, victims and their families. It is vital for survivors and victims of such abuse to be heard and for their claims to be investigated. Some survivors and victims of abuse in Pennsylvania have filed civil and criminal suits against their alleged abusers, and may be entitled to compensation from compensation funds established by the Pennsylvania dioceses. These individuals of are urged to speak to an attorney to discuss their options for legal recourse prior to accepting compensation from the diocese. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos have tirelessly served the community at their three office locations across Pennsylvania and have years of experience advocating for victims. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney, we are eager to help.