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NYC Faces Surge in Lawsuits: Claims of Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Detention Facilities

The complainants said they wanted justice and called on the city to ensure the safety of juvenile detention centers.

A group of 154 people filed lawsuits on Monday against New York City over sexual abuse they experienced under the juvenile detention system as minors. Levy Konigsberg, a law firm dedicated to representing victims of sexual violence, filed the group of civil lawsuits against the City of New York, including the Adams Administration, Children’s Services and the Department of Correction, on behalf of the survivors at juvenile detention facilities in the Bronx including Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, Horizon Juvenile Center and Rikers Island. Click here to read more on