Anyone who attended The Glen Mills Schools and suffered abuse while under its care.
What’s Going On?
According to recent investigations, current and former students at the Glen Mills reform school have reported being physically and mentally abused by staff members and fellow students. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have filed a class action lawsuit on their behalf.
How Can A Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could provide compensation for abuse victims and require Glen Mills Schools to properly report abuse allegations going forward.
Recent investigations have revealed that juveniles at the Glen Mills reformatory school may have been physically and mentally abused while living there.
Attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit that is seeking to compensate victims for the damages they’ve suffered and require that the school change how it reports abuse allegations.
Scandal: Investigations Uncover Alleged Culture of Abuse at Glen Mills Schools
Recent investigations conducted by The Philadelphia Inquirer, other news outlets, and government organizations have uncovered an apparent “culture of violence and intimidation” at Glen Mills Schools, one of the oldest reform schools in the country.
The investigations detail reports of staff allegedly using “unreasonable force” to punish juveniles “under the guise of discipline.” The alleged abuse ranged from students being spit on to having their bones broken at the hands of staff members.
Further, the investigations claimed that Glen Mills staff attempted to cover up the abuse by intercepting students’ letters, holding them at the school beyond their commitment dates if they had noticeable injuries, and threatening to extend their sentences or have them “beat down” if they tried to report the abuse.
After looking into The Inquirer’s investigation, the state government on March 25, 2019 issued an emergency removal of all the remaining students at the school.
Class Action Seeks to Compensate Victims
In the wake of the Glen Mills scandal, attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit that seeks to compensate abuse victims.
The lawsuit is hoping to cover a proposed class of people who suffered abuse or are at risk of suffering abuse at The Glen Mills Schools.
If successful, the lawsuit could provide compensation to those who suffered physical or emotional injuries as a result of abuse. It could also order the school to comply with state law reporting requirements and provide an opportunity for individuals who attended the school anytime since January 1, 2000 to review the records pertaining to them to make sure those records are accurate and complete.