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Justice and Healing for Survivors of Church-Related Abuse in Maryland

With decades of experience, our dedicated legal team is committed to helping you regain your dignity, find healing, and hold the responsible institutions accountable. Access a wealth of information and resources specifically designed to support survivors of church-related abuse and assist them in their journey toward justice and healing.

Our Mission: Seeking Justice and Empowering Survivors

A dedicated law firm with a proven track record of supporting survivors of church-related sexual abuse

For years, the attorneys of Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn have advocated for survivors of church-related sexual abuse. We believe that every survivor deserves justice and empowerment to reclaim their lives. Our experienced legal team has extensive expertise in handling cases related to clergy sexual abuse, and we are committed to exposing the truth and holding institutions accountable.

Our legal team consists of compassionate and relentless professionals who work tirelessly to support and guide our clients throughout their journey. We understand the unique challenges and complexities of church-related abuse cases and have built a strong reputation for being one of the best in our field.

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, minister, rabbi, cleric, or employee of any religious institution, we are here to support you. Reach out to us confidentially today, and let our experienced team guide you on the path to justice and healing.

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Comprehensive Legal Services Tailored for Survivors

Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate legal services to survivors of church-related sexual abuse. With extensive experience and expertise in this area, our team understands the unique challenges and complexities that these cases present.

We work diligently to ensure that survivors receive the justice they deserve, while also offering emotional support and guidance throughout the process. Our mission is to empower survivors by helping them regain their dignity, recover their power, and protect their identity.

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You can also reach us confidentially at (202) 792-7927. Nigh Goldenberg Raso and Vaughn is renowned as a leading law firm in representing survivors of sexual abuse across the nation.

If you are a survivor of church-related sexual abuse, we are here to support and assist you. Reach out to us confidentially today.

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Survivor Support: Empowerment, Healing, and Justice

At Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn, we understand that the journey to healing after surviving church-related sexual abuse is a deeply personal and challenging process. Our Survivor Support section is dedicated to providing survivors with the resources, guidance, and compassionate care they need to reclaim their power and move forward with their lives. From emotional support to understanding your legal rights, our team is committed to standing by your side as you seek justice, healing, and a brighter future. We offer resources and information in: Emotional Support and Reporting, Finding Help and the Legal Process and Rights

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Survivor Support

Emotional Support and Reporting Process

Overcoming feelings of shame, confusion, and fear can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional to discuss your feelings. Additionally, consider contacting support groups like RAINN or SNAP that offer resources and community for survivors.

Child sexual abuse includes any sexual act or behavior involving a child under the age of consent, including touching, exposure to inappropriate materials, or online grooming. If you’re unsure whether you experienced abuse, consult a mental health professional or contact our legal team for guidance.

Coming forward can help bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse, potentially preventing future abuse and empowering other survivors to share their stories. Reporting abuse can also help hold the responsible parties accountable, making it harder for them to continue harming others.

Reconciling your faith and community connections after abuse can be challenging. Seek support from a faith leader you trust, explore other religious communities, or consult a mental health professional to help process your feelings. Remember, healing is a personal journey and may take time.

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Finding Help and Additional Resources

Organizations such as RAINN, SNAP, and Child USA provide resources and support for survivors of child sexual abuse. Look for organizations with a strong reputation, transparency, and commitment to survivor support.

To protect your privacy, consult with an attorney who can advise you on anonymity options. Many states allow survivors to file lawsuits using pseudonyms to preserve their confidentiality. Our legal team can provide further guidance on this matter.

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Legal Process and Rights

In many states, statutes of limitations have been extended or temporarily suspended, allowing survivors to pursue legal action regardless of when the abuse occurred. In Maryland, the Child Victims Act of 2023 has made significant changes to these laws. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney to understand your specific options.

Your legal rights as a survivor of sexual abuse vary by state. In Maryland, several laws protect survivors and allow for legal action. Our legal team at Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn can help you understand these rights, which may include pursuing compensation, holding responsible parties accountable, and maintaining your anonymity throughout the process. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Choosing a qualified law firm for your case is crucial. Look for a Maryland law firm with a strong track record in handling sexual abuse cases and a compassionate approach to survivor support. Our firm, Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn, is dedicated to helping survivors seek justice and healing. Contact us today for a free consultation!

During a legal consultation, you’ll discuss the details of your case with an attorney who will help you understand your options and next steps. Our consultations at Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn are confidential, supportive, and specifically tailored to meet the needs of survivors in Maryland. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation!

Filing a sexual abuse claim or lawsuit in Maryland involves several steps including gathering evidence, identifying responsible parties, and pursuing compensation for damages. Our experienced legal team at Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn will guide you through each step of the process.


As a survivor of sexual abuse, you have specific rights under Maryland law. These include the right to file a lawsuit against your abuser, the right to maintain anonymity in certain circumstances, and the right to seek damages for your suffering. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable legal team, like ours at Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn, to understand and protect these rights.

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