What makes us uniquely qualified to represent sexually abused athletes
In the last decade, our advocacy has fully compensated sexual abuse victims for their lifelong harm and also led to meaningful reforms and changes in protecting the one million-plus athletes who participate in sport governed by the USOPC National Governing Bodies.
For example, we worked with ABC 20/20 to expose the decades-long problem of sexual abuse at USA Swimming. In some cases, we also worked pro bono on behalf of victims to ensure that their predator coaches would be banned from the sport and that they would no longer have access to children.
In the legislative arena, we continue to pressure Congress to investigate sexual abuse in amateur sports. Our advocacy most recently led to the passage of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, effective February 14, 2018.
On the state level, we continue working with lawmakers to eliminate time limits that only hurt victims and help predators and the institutions that protect them. In California, sexual abuse survivors are now able to bring legal action as a result of Assembly Bill 218. Arbitrary time limits have stopped many victims from getting the financial compensation they need for the lifelong harm that has been caused by sexual abuse.
Contact us now if you are a survivor of sexual abuse during your involvement in a sport governed by one of the National Governing Bodies. The consultation is free and 100% confidential.