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Levy Konigsberg attorneys Moshe Maimon and Corey Briskin filed a lawsuit this week against the State of New Jersey on behalf of eight brave survivors of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by staff members at the Juvenile Medium Security Facility (“JMSF”), the Juvenile Female Secure Care and Intake Facility (“Bordentown”), and  Albert Elias Residential Community Home (“Albert Elias”) at the Johnstone Campus in Bordentown, NJ, as well as at Costello Prep Residential Community Home (“Costello”) in Tabernacle, NJ.

For decades, minors detained at JMSF, Bordentown, Albert Elias, and Costello have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of the facilities’ staff. Although the State has long known about this culture of abuse, it has turned a blind eye to it. The nature of the sexual abuse at JMSF, Bordentown, Albert Elias, and Costello has ranged from inappropriate strip searches to forceful sexual assaults. Staff members at these facilities have engaged in inappropriate and unlawful sexual relationships with children detained there. These relationships often involved grooming and bribery whereby children detained at JMSF, Bordentown, Albert Elias, and Costello were routinely offered special privileges and/or contraband—such as cigarettes and food from outside the facility—in exchange for sexual favors.

Our legal team is leading the way in investigating sexual abuse claims from survivors of sexual abuse committed at JMSF, Bordentown, Albert Elias, Costello, and other juvenile facilities in New Jersey. 

Leading the Way for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Levy Konigsberg and its team of dedicated trial attorneys are at the forefront of childhood sexual abuse litigation, having filed hundreds of lawsuits nationwide on behalf of survivors. 

In announcing this week’s filing, Levy Konigsberg Partner Moshe Maimon stated:

“For too long, vulnerable children in New Jersey’s custody have suffered unthinkable abuse at its juvenile detention center—victims of a broken juvenile justice system. The State had a responsibility to these children, and it failed to uphold that responsibility.” 

Levy Konigsberg represents hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse at New Jersey juvenile detention and rehabilitation facilities and plans to continue fighting tirelessly on their behalf.

Levy Konigsberg is a nationwide trial law firm with a proven track record of representing survivors of sexual abuse. We have the strength, size, and resources needed to file lawsuits against government agencies, religious groups, medical institutions, and more. If you want to know whether you can file a claim for child sexual abuse that occurred at JMSF, Bordentown, Albert Elias, Costello, or any other juvenile detention center or residential rehabilitative facility in New Jersey, then reach out to our team today.

Please call 800-315-3806 now and request a free initial consultation with our firm.

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