Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Child Abuse Investigation

08.14.2020

Girard Sharp is currently investigating reports of child abuse and sexual assault at multiple Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health locations. Recent articles report multiple children have been victims of child abuse and sexual assault by Devereux staff members.

Did your child attend a Devereux facility? Contact our lawyers today.

If you are a parent or legal guardian with a minor that attended or was treated at Devereux, we encourage you to reach out to us if you suspect your child may have been a victim. Contact Girard Sharp attorneys today for a free and confidential consultation at 866-981-4800 or submit your information below:

Speak to a Lawyer






Devereux Facility Child Abuse Investigation

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a nonprofit health organization that specializes in treating children with mental disorders, trauma, and intellectual disabilities. The company operates 15 locations that serve as many as 5,000 children every year in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer detailed stories of 41 children that were victims of child abuse and sexual assault at Devereux facilities. The article prompted the city of Philadelphia to discontinue sending children to their facilities until a thorough investigation has been completed.

Despite bringing in over $460 million in revenue, Devereux facilities are often understaffed and lack adequate supervision. Since 2018, four staff members have been charged with sexually abusing 11 children at their facilities. When these assaults do happen, Devereux creates initiatives to identify the risk factors that led to sexual assault and proposes solutions to rectify the situation, only to abandon these initiatives leaving children at these facilities exposed to future abuse.

If your child has stayed at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, they may have been a victim of abuse or sexual assault. Our attorneys have substantial experience in class action and other complex litigation on behalf of sexual abuse survivors. Our lawyers currently serve as members of the leadership team in the USC litigation arising out of allegations that Dr. George Tyndall—a gynecologist at USC—sexually abused his patients. USC agreed to resolve the Tyndall case for $215 million. Contact a Girard Sharp sexual abuse and women’s advocacy attorney by calling (866) 981-4800 or by filling out the form above.

Main Menu