Teacher Sexual Abuse
As parents, when we send our children off to school each day we deserve to feel confident that they will be learning in a safe environment. Schools know that they have the responsibility of keeping our kids safe, and it can be absolutely devastating when a teacher, a school, or a school district fails to honor their commitment to safety.
Unfortunately, each year students in Colorado’s schools become victims of sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, or staff members. If you suspect that your child or someone else’s child is the victim of teacher sexual abuse, we encourage you to reach out to a Colorado teacher sexual abuse lawyer who can help you get justice and hold the teacher and school district accountable. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers have years of experience holding large government and corporate entities accountable for negligence or careless conduct and we are here to listen to your story. Call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with our Colorado school sexual abuse lawyers so we can determine if we can help you.Justice for Victims of School Sexual Abuse
When a Colorado student has been sexually abused by a teacher, coach, or school staff member, it is beyond devastating for the victim. Victims of teacher sexual abuse often feel shame, guilt, depression, and fear if they come forward with their story. But it is important to know that the assault was not your fault. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we understand these feelings, and we will be your voice and fight for you when you may feel like you are voiceless or weak. Our Colorado teacher sexual abuse attorneys know that nothing can undo the harm that was caused to a victim of sexual abuse at school, but filing suit against the guilty parties can bring a feeling of closure and justice. Confronting teacher sexual abuse can be a powerful process that can bring at least some measure of healing. It also can help make sure that the abuse does not happen to other students.All Colorado Schools Have the Duty to Screen, Monitor, and Background Check Employees
Regardless of where you live in Colorado, our teacher sexual abuse lawyers know that school districts and administrators have the duty to thoroughly check teachers’ backgrounds to make sure they are safe to be near students. Additionally, when a school or district becomes aware that a teacher or staff member is acting inappropriately, the schools and district administrators have a responsibility to immediately investigate the incident and staff member and take appropriate action.
Our Colorado teacher sexual abuse attorneys understand that sexual abuse can happen in Colorado’s largest school districts such as Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County School District R-1, and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. However, teacher sexual abuse can happen everywhere, and students attending smaller, more rural school districts in the mountains or rural eastern plains can also be victims. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we understand that reporting teacher sexual abuse in a small community may make a victim feel fearful. But schools and teachers have an obligation to keep their students safe regardless of the size of their community. Whether teacher sexual abuse happened in a large school district or a small school district in one of Colorado’s rural communities, our Colorado teacher sexual abuse lawyers want to hear your story.Call Us Today at 303-543-1000 for a Free Consultation
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Colorado teacher sexual abuse attorneys are accessible and available to speak with you about your potential case. We are compassionate and will listen to what you have been through. Each of our interactions will be handled respectfully, gently, and with a kind and caring ear. Our lawyers have represented clients across Colorado in both State and Federal court, and even if you live several hours from our home office in Lafayette, Colorado, we will find a way to meet with you in person if we think we can help you. The first step in getting justice and holding the school district, administrators, and teachers accountable is to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation.