Institutional Sexual Abuse
Survivors of institutional sexual abuse – abuse committed by someone in a position of power with an institution such as a church, school, or youth-serving organization – endure trauma that can affect them physically, mentally, and financially.
It is often necessary for abuse survivors to seek therapy to overcome the painful experience. Medical costs and lost wages stemming from the assault can add up quickly as well, resulting in financial harm.
While sexual abusers can be punished in criminal court, their victims will not receive compensation unless they file a civil sexual assault lawsuit.