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If you were sexually abused as a child in California,


Sexually Abused by a Priest, Teacher, or Trusted Adult?

For more than 20 years, Jeff Anderson & Associates have helped hundreds of child sexual abuse survivors in California find a path to justice and healing. If you were sexually abused by a priest, counselor, teacher, coach or other trusted adult, the advocates at Jeff Anderson & Associates can help you. Contact our California office confidentially at 310-997-4750 today.

We represent survivors of child sexual abuse against individual offenders and the institutions that harbor the offenders. We have successfully filed claims on behalf of survivors of priest sexual abuse in every diocese in California. Additionally, we have helped survivors of child sexual abuse involving a trusted adult in a position of power, including teachers, counselors and coaches.


Starting January 1, 2020, the California Child Victims Act (AB 218) opens a three-year window for California child sexual assault survivors of any age to file claims against their perpetrators and the institutions responsible, no matter when the abuse occurred. If you were sexually assaulted as a child in California, it’s time to take legal action, begin healing and help make California safer for children today. We want to help. Call us confidentially at 1-800-ITS-TIME.

To learn more about the California Child Victims Act, visit our blog, our California CVA page, or read the complete text of Assembly Bill 218. Visit our California Offenders page for detailed information on accused clergy in California.

Independent Compensation Programs in California

On May 14, 2019, the Catholic bishops of California announced the establishment of an Independent Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests for the following dioceses: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Diocese of Fresno, Diocese of Orange, Diocese of Sacramento, Diocese of San Bernardino, and Diocese of San Diego. According to the announcement, the programs “will be available to any person who has been sexually abused as a minor by diocesan priests of the participating dioceses, no matter when that abuse might have occurred.”

We encourage all survivors of priest sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim as part of these compensation programs in California. We have extensive experience navigating similar programs in New York and Pennsylvania, and our California attorneys and advocates are ready to help you explore your options to determine whether this is the right path for you.

We want to help and your privacy will be protected

Every survivor of child sexual abuse should be allowed to come forward when he or she is ready. If you decide to contact us and share your story, we want you to know that your privacy will be respected and protected. We have worked with child sexual abuse survivors for over 30 years and understand how difficult it is to take this step. Your identity will remain confidential throughout the entire process.

When you call the advocates at Jeff Anderson & Associates you will speak to an experienced sexual abuse lawyer. We have the ability to support, protect and guide sexual abuse survivors in California on their journey towards justice and healing. Call confidentially now: 310-997-4750.

Please remember, you are not alone. The abuse you experienced is not your fault. Healing is possible.