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Were You Sexually Assaulted or Abused in the Scouts?

In February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy. Part of the bankruptcy proceedings includes the creation of a trust to compensate childhood victims of sexual abuse and assault while they were in Boy Scouts.

The deadline to file a sexual abuse claim in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy proceedings is November 16, 2020.

If you were in the Boy Scouts and suffered sexual abuse or assault at the hands of someone in the organization, Dreyer Boyajian LLP can help. Please call (518) 463-7784 today for a free, completely confidential consultation. Our lawyers serve clients throughout New York, including Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and other areas.

How Do I File a Sexual Abuse Claim Against the Boy Scouts?

Our team can help you complete the claim form and submit it to the court. Information you will need to complete the form includes:

  • Personal details (age, employment history, education, etc.)
  • Background on your time in the Boy Scouts (years, location, etc.)
  • The name(s) of the individual(s) who abused or assaulted you
  • Details of the abuse or assault
  • How the sexual abuse or assaulted impacted you, including:
    • Psychological trauma
    • Difficulty forming and keeping relationships
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • And more

We recognize that revisiting these painful memories is difficult. Our attorneys and staff will guide you through the claim process and provide the support you need to pursue justice in your case.

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim Attorneys

Does the Child Victims Act Apply in Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse and Assault Litigation?

Signed into law in 2019, the New York State Child Victims Act gives survivors of childhood sexual assault and abuse additional time to bring criminal charges and initiate civil actions against their abusers, as well as institutions that ignored or covered up the abuse. This “look back” period expires on August 14, 2021.

The bankruptcy proceedings supersede individual claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America. However, survivors may have until August 2021 to file personal injury lawsuits against other liable parties, such as campgrounds where abuse took place, regional Boy Scouts councils, and more.

How Dreyer Boyajian LLP Can Help

Dreyer Boyajian LLP has been serving victims of personal injury and institutional negligence for more than 30 years. Our team has extensive experience with class action and complex litigation claims, and we are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of the survivors of sexual abuse and assault.

It is estimated that thousands of boys were sexually abused and assaulted by troop leaders and other authority figures in the Boy Scouts of America. If you suffered abuse or assault in the Boy Scouts as a child, it is important to take action as soon as possible. Remember: You only have until November 16, 2020, to file a claim.

Contact Dreyer Boyajian LLP using our secure online form or call (518) 463-7784 today for a free, confidential case review. Our lawyers serve clients in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and all of New York.

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