Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Investigation | Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program is a high school leadership program established by the U.S. Military. The program was established by the National Defense Act of 1916. According to the JROTC’s website, the goal of the program is to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.”
However, a recent investigation by The New York Times revealed that “at least 33 J.R.O.T.C. instructors have been criminally charged with sexual misconduct involving students.”
If you or a loved one have been sexually abused by a JROTC instructor, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
The attorneys at Peiffer Wolf are committed to providing first-class legal representation to clients who are survivors of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault. We are very compassionate, and we will guide you or your loved one through the entire process. It is our goal to achieve justice for those who have suffered at the hands of others.
Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps | JROTC Sexual Abuse Investigation
“[T]he program has repeatedly become a place where retired military officers prey on their teenage students.” (The New York Times)
Approximately 4,000 instructors are in charge of the JROTC program in more than 1,700 high schools and other institutions across the United States. According to JROTC’s own website, the instructors “are trained and qualified in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2007 to teach and mentor approximately 314,000 JROTC Cadets annually [of whom 40% are female].”
But The New York Times investigation revealed that these instructors are deployed “to high school classrooms with little oversight and scant training for the actual work of being a teacher. Many states do not require J.R.O.T.C. instructors to have a college degree or a teaching certificate.” Even more concerning, “The weak oversight has allowed some instructors to engage in repeated misconduct. At least seven of those who have been criminally charged had already been flagged for previous allegations of misconduct but were allowed to stay on the job.”
It is no surprise, then, that the investigation revealed that “Victims have reported sexual assaults in classrooms and supply closets, during field trips or on late-night rides home, sometimes committed after instructors plied students with alcohol or drugs.”
JROTC Sexual Abuse Investigation | Are you or a loved one a survivor?
It is paramount to hold the perpetrators accountable. This includes sexual predators and the institutions that failed to provide a safe environment and/or did not respond properly upon being notified about the abuses.
Peiffer Wolf has successfully handled hundreds of cases on behalf of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors. Our cases include sexual assaults in religious institutions, rideshare (Uber and Lyft), universities and schools, fraternities, clinics and hospitals, workplace, among others.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, know that our team of attorneys is fully prepared to fight for you, seek justice and hold the JROTC accountable. Call 415-766-3544 or Send Us a Message immediately. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
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