WE STAND FOR YOU

At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our mission is to fight against the sexual abuse of our community’s most precious members: our children.

We have represented victims of this terrible crime for many years, and we hope to encourage others in our community and elsewhere to take up the fight to protect our children.

About Sexual Assault

Child sexual abuse isn’t always an obvious issue. In too many cases, the victims are either scared by the perpetrator into not talking, or are “groomed” to believe the activities they’re involved in are normal and okay. Because of this, children who escape sexual abuse often struggle to live an ordinary life. They may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, drug abuse and other issues. We fight to ensure justice is served to anyone who perpetrates this heinous crime.

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An estimated 42 million people in the US are survivors of child sexual abuse.
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About 10% of child maltreatment cases are classified as sexual abuse.
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According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused by the time they turn 18.
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According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused by the time they turn 18.
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Over 80 percent of all child sexual abuse victims are female.
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In 93 percent of cases reported to law enforcement, the victim knows the perpetrator.
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Every 8 minutes, child protective services find evidence of child sexual abuse.
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In 88% of cases, the perpetrator is male.

Highly Publicized Cases

Though child sexual abuse is often undisclosed, recent cases in the press have given courage to many more victims to speak up about their childhood abuse.

STATE-BY-STATE LAWS/VERDICTS

Though every state has passed laws regarding child sexual abuse, each one handles these cases differently. Use this map to see your state’s laws regarding child sexual abuse:

GUIDE FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES

The crime of child sexual abuse often goes unnoticed, and the damage done by this crime can last a lifetime. These guides can help you spot abuse, and figure out what to do if you discover it.

Signs to watch out for as a parent

Child sexual abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Though abuse isn’t always immediately noticeable, there are some common signs to watch out for.

Who is mostly likely to be victimized

Abuse can happen to anyone, but there are certain groups of children who are more likely to be victimized than others. In addition, there are certain groups of people who are more likely to be perpetrators.

What to Do When Abuse Is Discovered

If you discover your child is being sexually abused, there are steps you can take to help them. This includes being supportive of them, helping them seek counseling and even taking legal action.

How to help recover after abuse

Recovering after being the victim of child sexual abuse is never an easy process. Though an estimated 40% of abused children never show symptoms of the trauma, they may still deal with lifelong issues. As a loved one, it’s important for you to know what to do if you discover child sexual abuse, and how to help the victim recover.

About Steinger, Greene & Feiner

Steinger, Greene & Feiner has been fighting for justice for victims of child sexual abuse since 1997. We have seen the damage this crime can do to victims and families, and we are dedicated making things right. Our goal is to give a voice to those who have been abused, and to provide every resource possible to those affected. Our team of attorneys will fight to recover much-needed compensation to help pay for ongoing counseling and therapy.

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Local and National Advocacy Groups

Whether you’re in Florida, Alaska or somewhere in between, we’ve create a list of organizations that can help your family through this traumatic time.

Legal Action That Can Be Taken

Victims of child sexual abuse and their family have legal action they can take. We can help you connect with a local attorney in your area.

Steinger, Greene & Feiner Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

Our scholarship is designed to help law students who have survived child sexual abuse, and/or are working to protect children’s rights.