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Clergy Sexual Abuse in Arizona

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in Arizona, we want to help. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide. In 2019, we partnered with Arizona child sexual abuse attorney and survivor advocate Robert Pastor to hold offending individuals and organizations accountable for the hurt they inflicted on others in the past, and protect children today and in the future.

Our advocates serving Arizona are dedicated to helping survivors of priest sexual abuse. We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. We will support, protect and guide you along your journey toward justice and healing. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

New Rights for Survivors: The Arizona Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 27, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the Arizona Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in Arizona. See how the Arizona Victims Rights Bill may help you.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Phoenix

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests and other religious clerics associated with the Diocese of Phoenix, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living in the geographical boundaries of the Dioceses of Tucson and Gallup before the Diocese of Phoenix was formed in 1969, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Download the report.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

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The Arizona Victims Rights Bill

On May 27, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey signed into law Arizona’s own victims’ rights bill (HB2466). In so doing, Arizona joined the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and a growing number of other states with Child Victims Acts that effectively reform the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors and open new roads to healing, justice, and accountability.

An historic step forward for child protection, the Arizona victims’ rights bill:

  • Extends the age limit to bring a claim against a perpetrator by 12 years, from the current age of 20 to the new age of 30
  • Opens a temporary window for survivors older than 30 to file civil claims against their perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.
  • Takes effect as of signing (May 27, 2019), with the temporary window remaining open until December 31, 2020 for survivors older than 30.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
602.833.0747 | 3200 N Central Avenue, Suite 2550, Phoenix, AZ | 85012

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse in Arizona

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader in Arizona, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates and attorney Robert Pastor have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, Scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America across the country. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process. We are here to help you find justice and healing.

If you or someone you know was sexually abused at any time while participating in the Boy Scouts of America in Arizona we can help you find justice. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Boy Scouts “Perversion Files”

From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, as a direct result of claims brought by survivors of child sex abuse and their advocates, courts have ordered the release of these files throughout the country, amounting to nearly 8,000 accused perpetrators and an estimated 12,000+ children abused.

Boy Scouts of America & Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In December of 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that, between dwindling numbers and mounting sexual abuse allegations, the Boy Scouts of America was considering filing for bankruptcy. As demonstrated over the years by Catholic dioceses facing similar circumstances, this option stands to benefit the organization far more than those hurt by perpetrators within it; but survivors still may have a claim against the Boy Scouts and a path, not only to justice, but to greater safety for all children involved in scouts through the release of secret IV Files on perpetrators within the BSA.

Understanding what Chapter 11 really means is crucial to finding the most direct path to healing and justice. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse by a Scout leader, Scoutmaster or other volunteer or employee of the Boy Scouts of America, get the background on Chapter 11 and what it could mean for you and your claim.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or other authority figures to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that protect them. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

Share your story. Take legal action. Call us today.
602.833.0747 | 3200 N Central Avenue, Suite 2550, Phoenix, AZ | 85012