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Agape Boarding School: Abuse Alleged For Years

In recent months, we have been contacted by survivors of abuse at the Agape Boarding School in Stockton, MO.

We are here to help those survivors get justice and bring out the truth as to what happened to them so that we can hold those responsible accountable and ensure we put an end to the suffering of others who are currently at the facility.

We encourage survivors to join our brave clients in stepping forward to get justice. Know this. You are NOT alone.

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The Next Steps For Justice: Abuse At Agape

We encourage the following groups of people to step forward in confidence:

  • those who suffered abuse at the facility, regardless of the years it took place;
  • the parents of those who suffered abuse at the facility
  • witnesses to abuse at the facility
  • employees or "whistleblowers" of the facility
  • reporters interested in covering the abuse
  • anyone who has information that believes it is important to our investigation.

When ready to get justice, contact our team of former prosecutors. We will advise you as to your legal rights, make you aware of the process, and give you all the information we can so you can decide if you would like to move forward with a civil claim against the school, and all those who enabled the abuse to occur. Learn more about your legal options by contacting our Missouri sex assault lawyers.

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Agape Boarding School Reviews: A History of Divide

As part of our typical review of a case, we look at the various review platforms to see what complaints exist.

In reviewing Agape Boarding School's listing on Google Maps, we saw 65 Google Reviews as of 2/15/2021, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. The most recent review was published approximately 2 years ago, left by parents who were pleased with the services. In some of the reviews going back further, concerned parents and patients who were treated there left poor reviews speaking of curriculum, health care and aggression between students.

On Yelp there are another 51 reviews, this time with a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5, as of 2/15/2021, with 6 recent reviews being published in 2021. Of these most recent reviews, many do not seem to from actual parents or children, but from concerned community members. Going back further, former students have left extended reviews with their poor personal experiences.

Christian Boarding School: Agape History

The school was started in the early 1990s as a group home in Washington State. In the mid-1990s, the home was cited by Child Welfare officials for overcrowding and poor sanitation. A year after receiving the citation, the school moved to a ranch in Missouri due to the lack of state regulations. The Christian boarding school has around 150 boys aging from 12-17 enrolled. Their website claims that it is an 'effective and affordable program for teenage boys with behavioral, motivational or academic struggles.'

Lawyers Investigating Agape Boarding School

When our team of lawyers first heard of the horrific abuse, neglect and conditions from parents and children who have had experiences at Agape, we were angry.

How To Report Child Abuse At Agape Boarding School

If your child is currently at Agape and you believe they are in danger, contact local authorities and do as much as you can to remove them from the school to a safe location.

The process can be overwhelming and that is where we are here to help. Contact our team of lawyers and we will help guide you through the process of reporting the child abuse or sexual assault at Agape Boarding School.

We Can Help You File an Agape Boarding School Sex Abuse Lawsuit

If you would like more information on your legal rights after learning or experiencing sexual abuse or child abuse at Agape Boarding School, give us a call. Our lawyers have not yet filed a lawsuit against Agape.

Agape Boarding School Abuse Lawsuit Updates

  • Feb. 2021; Lawsuit has been filed by a former student with autism alleging physical, emotional and sexual abuse during his stay in 2015 and 2016. The alleged abuse comes from both staff members and other residents of Agape.
  • As of Feb. 2021, Abuse Guardian has not filed a lawsuit

Our team of experienced boarding school sexual abuse lawyers are here to help you. If you or your child has experienced any type of abuse, neglect or sexual assault while attending Agape Boarding School, give us a call and we can help you understand your options. Should you wish to file an Agape sex abuse lawsuit, we will do what needs to be done to get justice.

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