It can happen to young children, it can happen to teenagers and it can even happen to adults. Schools should be safe places, but they are not immune to violence, sexual abuse and harassment. We have experience with Title IX and institutional liability cases involving teachers, coaches and students in St. Louis and surrounding areas.
At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, we help students and their families who have been victimized seek justice and compensation for their losses. Our lawyers pursue civil cases against public and private institutions, including day care centers, elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, colleges and universities.
Under Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681(a), schools that receive federal funding are required to investigate a reported rape/sexual abuse. Title IX requires schools to take immediate action to stop student-student harassment, prevent recurrence and address the effects. We will ensure that the school has not violated the students’ constitutional rights to pursue their education and assist in holding their perpetrator liable for the harm they have caused.