Protecting Children From Abuse

Each state must abide by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), according to the federal law. There are four categories of child abuse:

  • Physical abuse: Bruising, broken bones, wounds, cuts, burns, concussions, damage to the brain. It is the most evident form of abuse to identify.
  • Emotional abuse: Threats, criticism, withholding support and affection, confining a child to small spaces for long periods of time.
  • Sexual abuse: Any sexual act performed on a child or in front of a child for the sexual gratification of another.
  • Child neglect: Starving the child, failure to provide adequate shelter, failure to give necessary medical care, exposure to domestic violence, neglecting to provide education.

Are you concerned about your child's well-being? Call our Palm Desert office at 760-340-4545 to secure the strong legal advocacy that you and your child deserve.

Securing The Well-Being Of California's Children

It is crucial to report any sign of child abuse to the authorities, and secure strong legal representation to protect your child's well-being, safety and life. At the Law Office of James A. Jackson, we have the legal knowledge and experience to thoroughly combat child predators. Our undeniable reputation for providing a forceful defense with regards to child abuse and divorce cases is well-established. With over 30 years of experience, we have helped a great number of clients protect their child's rights.

It is vital to stop the abuse as soon as possible to prevent irreversible damage to the child's life. Many predators are individuals who are constantly present in the child's life, including:

  • Family members
  • Foster parents
  • Priests
  • Teachers
  • Leaders of youth groups or coaches
  • Babysitters or day care supervisors
  • Neighbors

When a teacher is abusive toward a child, only the teacher can be charged with child abuse, not the school or institution, even if the school leaders were aware of the abuse. Still, you can make a claim against the public entity if done in a timely manner. That is why the knowledge of an experienced law firm is essential. We will explain your rights in detail and present all available legal options to fight your case.

Contact Our Caring Attorney For Representation

If you are worried that your child or grandchild is being abused, immediate action is necessary. Call the Law Office of James A. Jackson at 760-340-4545 for assertive legal support. You may also contact our caring lawyer online. We regularly represent clients throughout the cities of the Coachella Valley.