Seeking Justice for Abuse at Religious Boarding School

Chantelle* lived at a religious boarding school for approximately one year. During her time there, she was physically and emotionally abused by the adult supervisors who were responsible for the students’ well-being.

The Lasting Trauma of Abuse: Chantelle's Struggle to Heal

Chantelle has been affected by the abuse throughout her life since it happened.

The abuse was humiliating, degrading and deeply distressing, causing her to suffer from shame, anger and self-doubt. As an adult, she developed depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence as a result of the abuse.

Compensation for a Lifetime of Pain

After years of suffering in silence, Chantelle finally found the strength to seek justice. With the help of O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, she was able to hold her abusers accountable.

She was awarded monetary compensation for the harm she endured.

Protecting Your Rights with Experienced Lawyers:

If you or someone you know has experienced historical abuse, it is important to seek legal advice and support. Our law firm has experience in handling such cases and we can help guide you through the legal process, ensure that you understand your rights, and provide you with the support you need to seek justice.

*Names have been changed for client confidentiality


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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