Holding Leaders Accountable
The mission of the Boy Scouts is laudable: preparing youth for their future. Childhood lessons learned as a Scout may shape a young man’s self-confidence, maturation, and even influence his career development. Yet with this mission comes responsibility. In this regard, our law firm fights to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable under the law.
Using Every Legal Protection
We depend upon the law to protect ourselves and those we love. Unfortunately, victims of child sexual abuse often do not understand their legal rights. This is partly due to the young age of these victims. Yet even as adults, victims may not yet have come forward about their experiences. That is why allegations of child sexual abuse must be thoroughly and responsibly addressed.
Calling For Proactive Organizational Transparency
There are proactive approaches to creating a safe environment, such as criminal background checks, shared supervisory duties, internal procedures for responding to allegations of misconduct, comprehensive insurance policies, and workplace transparency. Yet given recent allegations of sexual abuse among Scouts, there is more to be done.
Thoroughly Investigating Allegations Of Abuse
When you seek our legal counsel involving abuse at the hands of a Montana Scoutmaster, we mount a comprehensive inquiry. As an organization, are the Scouts responding to allegations of abuse in a systematic and transparent fashion? Are adequate insurance policies in place to cover liability?
Contact An Experienced Scout Abuse Attorney
At Edmiston & Colton, we take this mission of accountability to heart. We represent victims in all stages of the legal process, even adults who were child abuse victims. Contact our office today to learn more about your legal rights on behalf of yourself or a loved one who may have been an abuse victim. You may schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer by calling our Billings office at (406) 213-7770 or by contacting us online.