Robert Allard is a trailblazing attorney whose sole focus is to legally expose youth-serving organizations that fail to protect children from predators. Through the cases that he handles, Mr. Allard strives to increase awareness about childhood sexual abuse in schools, sport, and other organizations whose employees regularly interact with children. His mission is to make positive changes to child protection systems within these organizations, such as enhanced screening and training, with the goal of eradicating childhood sexual abuse in our society.
He is widely viewed as one of the nation’s top advocates in the area of “institutional sexual abuse”, meaning abuse occurring within organizations such as schools, youth sports leagues, daycare centers, camps, churches, group homes, and other child-care organizations.
Bob Allard has been THE lawyer responsible for court-room accountability for athlete sexual abuse inside the Olympic Movement over the past decade. He has been there to not just win for his current client, but to change case law and support legislation that would upset a system that had left victims in the cold. Victims need compensation to help them heal from trauma. Prevention is the best remedy of all, and Bob Allard’s long-term commitment and integrity is changing the landscape for athletes in sports by making the problem too expensive for the Olympic Movement to ignore.