California Child Abuse Lawyers
What is child abuse and neglect?
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) has four main categories:
Physical Abuse occurs when a child or bay is injured, regardless of intent, from bruises to broken bones to brain damage to death – resulting from physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, shaking, throwing, or beating.
Child Neglect can take many forms, which includes the failure to properly supervise or care for a child, the failure to meet a child’s basic needs, exposing a child to domestic violence, and the failure to provide a child with education or to make allowances for a child’s special educational needs.
Emotional Abuse is generally defined as an ongoing pattern of treatment that negatively impacts a child’s emotional development. This can include withholding affection or support, making threats, excessive criticism, or unnecessarily confining the child.
Sexual Abuse includes any use of a child for sexual gratification, such as inducement, persuasion, or coercion of a child to engage in or assist with sexual activity, including rape, child prostitution, indecent exposure, or exploitation of a child by production of pornographic materials.
Reporting Child Abuse In California
All states have specific agencies and departments to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. This responsibility is usually handled by child protective services (CPS) within a Department of Social Services or the Department of Human Resources.
The failure of a person to report child abuse can result in fines, jail time, and being held liable in a civil lawsuit for physical injuries, disability, pain and suffering, medical bills, and future lost wages suffered by the injured child.
Our California Child Abuse Lawyers Can Help
We help abused children throughout the entire United States get justice and compensation. We file lawsuits against the people and agencies who failed to protect the child or report suspected abuse. We charge no legal fees until we win a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If the case is unsuccessful for any reason, you do not have to pay us back.
Contact A California Child Abuse Lawyer
Call our experienced attorneys today at The Keane Law Firm toll-free at 1-888-592-KIDS (5437) to get started on your case. We are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help every child. There are strict time limits for filing lawsuits so it is urgent that you call us today to avoid missing a deadline.