Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Arizona Juvenile Detention Center Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Was your son or daughter a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape while at an Arizona juvenile detention center, juvenile camp, or juvenile hall? You and your child may have a strong case against the the juvenile detention center. Their obligation is to protect the juvenile on their watch, and they have failed to do this. While no amount of money can give back what was taken from these young men and young women, they are entitled to financial compensation for what they had to endure. Filing a lawsuit will also help to require these prisons to take required actions so this doesn’t happen again.

You need the best Arizona juvenile hall sexual abuse defense lawyers at your side. We can help.

  • Our sexual abuse lawyers are some of the very best in the country.
  • We will fight to maximize the recovery you get.
  • We will get your son or daughter the help they need, at a time where they need it the most.
  • We won’t charge you anything unless we win money for you.

How Our Arizona Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Attorneys Can Help

Juvenile detention centers in Arizona have faced accusations for not safeguarding young inmates from sexual abuse for many years. A recent change in Arizona’s law allows victims more time to file lawsuits for sexual abuse, leading to an increase in survivors seeking justice.

If you experienced sexual abuse while in an Arizona juvenile detention facility, camp, or program, you might be able to take legal action and seek compensation due to recent changes in Arizona’s sexual abuse laws.

Our attorneys specialize in sexual abuse lawsuits, and we are ready to help you today. If you have questions about abuse at any youth detention facility in Phoenix, Tucson, or elsewhere in Arizona, you can contact us 24/7. We offer free, confidential consultations for survivors (and their parents or guardians) all across Arizona.

We Are Currently Investigating Sexual Abuse in Several Arizona’s Juvenile Detention Centers

Our attorneys are investigating all juvenile detention centers and programs throughout Arizona, including those who were formerly operated by the Division of Juvenile Justice and various county-run programs and facilities.

If you were sexually abused while at any juvenile detention center or program in the state of Arizona, you might have a claim. This also includes facilities like Adobe Mountain School, Mingus Mountain Academy, Catalina Mountain School, and others.

How Long Do I have to File a Juvenile Detention Center Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in Arizona?

The Statute of Limitations (the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit) for sexual abuse lawsuits in Arizona has been extended. Under the AZ Child Victims Act:

  • Survivors abused as minors can file claims until age 40.
  • Survivors over 40 can file claims if they discovered psychological injuries from abuse in the past 5 years.

For those who were abused at age 18 or older, there are different time limits that apply. For example, the Arizona Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act allows for claims to be filed during specific windows, depending on the time of the abuse.

How To You Know If You Have a Case

  • Were you ever sexually abused by a staff member while at at an Arizona juvenile detention facility?
  • Did the abuse take place at any of the juvenile detention facilities in Arizona?

If so, yes, you may have a case. Our attorneys are supporting survivors in civil actions against juvenile detention center operators who have failed to prevent abuse.

These civil cases focus on holding responsible parties liable for damages and are separate from any criminal proceedings. This means you can still have a case even if your abuser is deceased or was never charged prior.

Possible Damages in Sexual Abuse Claims

Survivors can seek financial compensation for:

  • Past and future medical and mental health expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost income
  • Other damages

If you are considering filing a lawsuit for any sexual abuse experienced while in an Arizona juvenile detention center, we are here to help. We offer our services statewide and work on a contingency basis, meaning there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case.

Arizona Detention Centers Where Sexual Abuse May Have Taken Place

Below is a list of all juvenile detention centers in the State of Arizona:

  1. Adobe Mountain School – Juvenile Detention
  2. Black Canyon School
  3. Catalina Mountain School
  4. Central Arizona Correctional Facility
  5. Devereux Arizona
  6. Florence Crittenton
  7. Mingus Mountain Academy
  8. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
  9. Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center

Sexual Abuse News in Arizona Youth Detention Centers


The Arizona Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit filed by an incarcerated man who alleges he was sexually abused while in the juvenile correction system. Glen Boyd, now an adult, claims he was abused as a teenager by a guard and pressured into silence by other employees. His case, which also includes claims of state negligence, falls within a legal window allowing such claims to be pursued after turning 30. Boyd’s attorney, Alex Egbert, stated that the court’s decision aligns with the Legislature’s intent to give victims of sexual abuse as minors a meaningful opportunity to seek justice. Despite Boyd reporting the abuse years ago, he only learned of the guard’s arrest in 2021. The guard did not respond to Boyd’s appeal, leading the judges to consider it an admission that the trial court erred in dismissing his claim against her.