Montana Abuse on Reservations

Tremendous article shines a spotlight on the epidemic of abuse on Montana reservations by predatory priests.  Read the article here.

Lee James and Craig Vernon of James, Vernon and Weeks, P.A. have represented hundreds of survivors who were abused as children on Montana reservations. These lawsuits include the cases against the Northwest Jesuits as discussed in this New York Times article, the Diocese of Helena, and as co-counsel with the Missoula law firm of Datsopoulous, MacDonald and Lind in the current bankruptcy involving the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.

Additional lawsuits filed against LDS Church alleging sex abuse in Navajo program

JVW is proud to represent three additional survivors of child sexual abuse in the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program.   Three new lawsuits show the expanse of this program.    Two of our brave clients were taken off the Navajo Reservation where one was abused with her Utah family and the other abused with her Arizona family.   A third client was taken off the Crow Reservation, placed in a Wenatchee, Washington home, where she was also sexually abused. These articles discuss these recent lawsuits and Craig Vernon’s impressions about these cases.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2017-08-15/new-lawsuits-allege-mormon-church-failed-to-protect-children

http://www.sltrib.com/religion/local/2017/08/16/new-lawsuits-say-mormon-church-failed-to-protect-american-indian-children/

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/new-lawsuits-allege-mormon-church-failed-to-protect-children/