Institutional Sexual Abuse
Institutional Sexual Abuse Law Services
Survivors and Victims of Institutional Sexual Abuse
Abuse law claims are often complex and traumatic. At Armstrong Kutz, we are passionate about helping our clients tell their stories, confidentially. We put our clients’ interests first, ensure they’re in control, and guide them through each stage of the journey.
Armstrong Kutz Lawyers is a firm dedicated to assisting survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Each solicitor works tirelessly on your behalf to help you access compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Our team will do all they can to make sure the compensation process is as simple as possible, and they will strive to recover any compensation for which you are entitled.
Abuse is a complex area of law. If you think you may have a claim, we recommend contacting us so we can advise you on your individual circumstances.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published the Redress and Civil Litigation Report in 2015. The 659 page report focussed on systemic issues, and was informed by an understanding of individual cases. The Royal commission conducted public hearings, as well as private sessions.
MaryAnn Armstrong, Principal Solicitor
MaryAnn has attended private sessions to support her clients during their opportunity to tell the story of their abuse. She has done this to demonstrate her commitment to survivors and their families. Having suffered trauma in her own lifetime, MaryAnn wants her client's to feel as safe as possible during their journey of redress. She want survivors to know that she will do all that she can to support them, and that Armstrong Kutz Lawyers takes a survivor focussed approach. She wants her client's to know that she will not abandon them, and that they are believed.
Jeffrey Stevenson and MaryAnn have been engaged by survivors across both Queensland and Victoria, and have been successful in obtaining a reimbursement of school fees from the institutions at which child sexual abuse has occurred.
MaryAnn and Jeff have assisted survivors in organising funding for counselling and psychological care, and have negotiated with institutions for admittances into appropriate health care facilities, often being the voice in obtaining urgent medical assistance for the lifelong physical injuries caused by an abuser.
Due to the nature and impact of child sexual abuse, many survivors of child sexual abuse have not had the opportunity to seek compensation for their injuries. Armstrong Kutz Lawyers holds their hand out to survivors, and walks beside them throughout the process of making a claim for redress. They understand that re-traumatisation comes and goes in waves, and that by riding these waves together, solicitor and survivor can map an individualised path towards justice.