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Survivors Have The Power To Hold Abusers Accountable. Our Attorneys Can Help Make Your Voice Heard.

How can a survivor of clergy abuse begin to move forward?

Two common and intertwined elements central to many instances of sexual abuse are a young survivor's trust and the coupled manipulations of an older authority figure.

Illustrations of that reality routinely surface in Michigan and nationally. A young athlete is abused by a coach. A teacher returns an adolescent's respect and love with harrowing acts of criminal conduct. Mentors, counselors and medical professionals are similarly implicated in such behaviors.

As, of course, are clergy members. Arguably, abuse by that population is unrivaled for its shock and detriment, given the absolute trust that children posit in religious leaders and advisers.

The effects of sexual abuse can endure for a lifetime, with survivors often relating deep feelings of helplessness and shame. How can criminal conduct visited upon a child be purposefully responded to? What steps can a survivor take to address it and to heal?

Candidly, we know that responding is not easy. We concede at the pro-survivors' advocacy offices of White Law in Okemos that, "The last thing most survivors want is to relive traumatic events."

Experienced and empathetic lawyers who promote abuse survivors' rights in such cases want would-be and actual clients to know this, though: Legions of individuals who step forward to demand accountability in such matters often feel an uplifting sense of empowerment. Their pursuit of justice promotes healing, helps gain closure and can secure a remedy marked by maximum compensation.

Survivors are not alone in the quest for justice. We note on our website that courts and the media are now staunch allies focused upon exposing and punishing wrongdoers. If you are a survivor contemplating action, we want you to know at White Law that "there has never been a better time to press charges against your abuser."

We welcome contacts to the firm and the opportunity to help every survivor of sexual abuse.

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