Press Release

Rockford Private School Sexual Abuse Law Firm: Survivor Representation Announced

The expanded legal services reflect the alliance’s commitment to providing compassionate representation and skilled advice for individuals who may have experienced forced sexual acts or exploitation in the context of a private or public boarding school.

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Recognizing that incidences of abuse at boarding schools are increasing and can come in many forms, including sexual violence, Abuse Guardian Ervin Nevitt and his team at Coplan and Crane aim to help survivors and their families understand the implications of abuse while seeking justice.

A recent report from the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) found that cases of childhood sexual abuse by staff at residential schools have surged in recent years and that children and teens at boarding schools are especially vulnerable to sexual exploitation, due to being isolated from caregivers and the close involvement of school staff in their daily lives. As an Abuse Guardian attorney, Ervin Nevitt is committed to helping victims of sexual abuse at schools move forward to reclaim their lives.

“With a deep understanding of the complexities involved in these cases, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of helping survivors and their families achieve the justice they rightfully deserve,” says Abuse Guardian. “We recognize that the path to healing and justice can appear overwhelming, but we want you to know that our team will stand by your side throughout the entire legal process.”

As a specialist law firm and member of Abuse Guardian, Coplan and Crane’s legal services include conducting an investigation into the sexual abuse and gathering evidence to support claims, negotiating settlements with responsible parties and insurers, representing survivors in court, and providing compassionate guidance and emotional support for individuals and families.

Ervin and his team also help survivors understand the statute of limitations for reporting boarding school sexual abuse in the state of Illinois, so lawsuits against perpetrators can be filed within the appropriate time limits.

Ervin pursues civil litigation and seeks to hold institutions accountable for misconduct and negligence, so victims and their loved ones can get justice for the harm caused.

Further details can be found at

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