Institutional abuse in Ballarat
Maurice Blackburn is helping those who suffered institutional abuse within the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat claim compensation.
If you are a survivor of institutional abuse that happened between 1965 and 1990 at parishes and schools throughout the Ballarat Diocese, no amount of financial redress can take away the pain caused. However, you may be entitled to compensation that will provide at least some support and acknowledgement of what happened to you.
You are not alone. The scale of the abuse in Ballarat, revealed during The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, was widespread. It took place in many schools, churches and homes in the region, affecting many young people.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is currently representing people who suffered abuse in Ballarat during this time and can help you seek justice too. Making a legal claim ensures the Diocese has to acknowledge the appalling abuses that happened behind closed doors for so many years.