Safe Sport Act Lawyer
Why would I need a Safe Sport Act Lawyer?
In 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. The Safe Sports Act, as it is commonly known, expands abuse awareness training and child abuse reporting laws required of adults working with youth sports organizations of all sizes.
The Safe Sport Law requires any adult affiliated with a sports team or organization to report physical or sexual abuse of a minor to law enforcement and their organization within 24 hours. It also requires organizations to have a system in place for adults to report abuse confidentially within the organization. In addition to new mandated reporting guidelines, the law also requires adults participating in youth sports to complete training so that they are able to recognize child abuse and understand the reporting process.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport provides in person or online Safe Sport Training for youth sports organizations, national governing bodies, and individuals including parents and youth athletes.
While the provisions set forth in this legislation offer increased protection for children participating in youth sports, it cannot prevent child abuse from happening. If your child or a loved one has been abused, whether it’s physically, sexually, or emotionally, you need a Safe Sport Lawyer who is not afraid to go head to head with established institutions.
Our Safe Sport Act lawyers are well prepared for abuse lawsuits.
The lawyers at The Fierberg National Law Group excelled at the best law schools and trained specifically to help survivors achieve justice, regain power, and compel reform. It is our sincere belief that survivors of violence and discrimination have meaningful options for seeking justice, regaining the upper-hand, and beginning the process of putting their lives back together. This pursuit of justice and meaningful resolution must be supported by intelligent, trained, and passionate legal firepower.
As the only nationwide legal team focused on winning justice for victims of violence and abuse, our safe sport lawyers help victims and their families hold perpetrators, schools, and sports organizations accountable. We leverage our unique, close relationships with the country’s leading nonprofit advocacy groups, with whom we regularly confer, and at times, “partner” on cases to increase a victim’s ability to obtain justice and cause systemic change. Such groups include:
- The National Crime Victim Law Institute
- Futures Without Violence
- Harvard Gender Violence Program
- National Crime Victims Bar Association
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- Know Your Title IX
- Public Justice Foundation
What if the abuse happened outside of Washington D.C.?
At the Fierberg National Law Group, our attorneys are licensed to practice law in many states. If you are in need of a safe sport act lawyer that is not licensed where the abuse occurred, we obtain special permission to practice and associate ourselves with qualified local trial counsel – combining local attorneys with national expertise – giving you the best legal representation.
For your reference, we highlight some of our firm’s powerful advocates that are available to help you:
- Cari Simon, Harvard Law School alum and Inaugural Fellow at the Harvard Gender Violence Clinic, has achieved millions in settlements on behalf of anonymous survivors. Recently, Ms. Simon has taken action in the “End The Backlog” Movement and successfully prevented the destruction of a rape kit in Washington D.C., and preserved and maintained another in Chicago, IL.
- Monica Beck, University of Michigan Law School alum, obtained a $1.8 Million verdict in federal court against former MLB player Chad Curtis who was convicted of sexually assaulting four high school students. Ms. Beck immediately followed that verdict with a settlement in excess of $1 Million against a school district whose employee sexually assaulted an elementary school student.
- Lisa Cloutier, Harvard Law School alum and previous Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, has a professional background that includes “big law firm” litigation training, employment as a Supervisory Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and consulting work on behalf of numerous women’s rights organizations, including Futures Without Violence.
- Carly Mee, George Mason University School of Law alum, was a Senior Staff Attorney at the legal nonprofit, SurvJustice, and was a recipient of the 2019 Unsung Hero Award from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for her dedicated service to victims of crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The National Title IX movement expertise, along with the sexual and gender violence training of Cari Simon, Monica Beck, Lisa Cloutier, and Carly Mee make us uniquely effective counsel for survivors of sexual and gender violence in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, camps, scouting, group outings, and the workplace.
Let a Safe Sport Act lawyer get to work for you.
If you’re here, it means that you, or someone you love, is possibly experiencing a traumatic event. The entire staff extends our most sincere condolences.
We want to help you put your life back together, and to do our part to make violence against youth athletes a thing of the past. For a confidential conversation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.877.WASH.DC.1.