Taking Steps to Protect Children in Church Environments

Anthony P. Ashton

Anthony P. Ashton dives into the crucial issue of protecting children in church environments, suggesting that every church have in place both a training program and a criminal background check progress for all adults who will have contact with children. Anthony also writes that churches should have an appropriate insurance policy in place to cover potential claims related to allegations of inappropriate behavior toward children.

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Anthony is a civil litigator whose practice involves the representation of individuals and corporations in lawsuits involving contract disputes, real estate, torts, class actions, consumer protection statutes, shareholders’ rights and fiduciary duties of officers and directors. He also represents and advises educational and religious institutions and their Boards. Anthony is a problem-solver who understands his clients’ businesses, working with each client’s individual goals to resolve issues and bring about their desired results. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Anthony was a teacher and guidance counselor in public and private schools. He prides himself on working well with persons from every walk of life and many and varied types of businesses.