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Clergy Sexual Abuse in New Jersey

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New Jersey, we want to help. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. In early 2019, partnered with New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Greg Gianforcaro – who, like us, has been working in this space for more than three decades – to ensure that we put the greatest New Jersey knowledge, experience, passion and tenacity to work for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.

Our advocates in New Jersey are dedicated to helping survivors of priest sexual abuse. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. We will support, protect and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill (S477) into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey.

An historic step forward for child protection, the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill:

  • Allows adult survivors of child sex abuse to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them until the survivor reaches the age of 55, or seven years from the date they discover the cause of their injuries (whichever is later).
  • Opens a two-year window in New Jersey for survivors to file cases against perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.
  • Will open on December 1, 2019 and close December 1, 2021.

Read the complete Governor’s statement.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse in New Jersey

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader in New Jersey, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates and attorney Greg Gianforcaro have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, Scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey and across the country. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process. We are here to help you find justice and healing.

If you or someone you know was sexually abused at any time while participating in the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey we can help you find justice. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Boy Scouts “Perversion Files”

From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, as a direct result of claims brought by survivors of child sex abuse and their advocates, courts have ordered the release of these files throughout the country, amounting to nearly 8,000 accused perpetrators and an estimated 12,000+ children abused.

The Anderson List: Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts of America New Jersey

The Anderson List of Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts in New Jersey contains the names of 50+ individuals associated with the Boy Scouts who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits may have been filed involving some of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.

Boy Scouts of America & Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In December of 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that, between dwindling numbers and mounting sexual abuse allegations, the Boy Scouts of America was considering filing for bankruptcy. As demonstrated over the years by Catholic dioceses facing similar circumstances, this option stands to benefit the organization far more than those hurt by perpetrators within it; but survivors still may have a claim against the Boy Scouts and a path, not only to justice, but to greater safety for all children involved in scouts through the release of secret IV Files on perpetrators within the BSA.

Understanding what Chapter 11 really means is crucial to finding the most direct path to healing and justice. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse by a Scout leader, Scoutmaster or other volunteer or employee of the Boy Scouts of America, get the background on Chapter 11 and what it could mean for you and your claim.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
(909)344-3847 | 80 S Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ | 08865