How to Identify and Act Against Child Abuse
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
One of the areas in which our firm is most passionate about is in the fight against child abuse and neglect. Over the years, we have worked on many cases in which children were victims of horrible circumstances and their vulnerability exploited, often leaving serious physical and psychological damage, and on some occasions, death.
Childhood is a time of innocence. No child should not have to be witness to horrific maltreatment. They need love and attention to grow and develop into healthy adults, but unfortunately, not all are provided the love and stability they need.
One of our partners, Jay Paul Deratany, wrote and produced the feature film Foster Boy. The film, inspired by an amalgamation of cases he had previously worked on, was made in an effort to highlight the ongoing issues of abuse and neglect in the foster care system. The film is executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal, and is being developed into a series in order to bring more exposure to the issue.
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If something seems wrong, take action.
Report suspected abuse to a social services agency such as the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Or simply call 9-1-1 or contact our law firm. We can steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help stop child abuse and neglect. Contact us today at 800-529-7285 to set up a free case consultation to discuss your legal options.