Your mission to protect, educate, nurture, and encourage our next generation is a powerful responsibility. Understanding and protecting that trust is at the core of Taylor English’s Youth-Serving Organization (YSO) practice.

We designed our purpose-built, holistic approach to ensure the success of organizations and the wellbeing and safety of the youth they serve. Proactively, we work with organizations to establish and implement clear policies, procedures, education, and abuse/injury prevention measures such as training, checklists, and risk audits. Responsively, we support organizations through claims of abuse or other injuries as well as internal and independent investigations. Together, our efforts help youth organizations:

  • Recognize threats and prevent harm to children
  • Avoid, reduce, and defend against injury claims, including abuse
  • Manage and respond to crises
  • Navigate internal and independent investigations
  • Defend against regulatory or law enforcement actions
  • Protect the safety and wellbeing of all children

Our attorneys are uniquely positioned to lead policy and education efforts, trauma-informed investigations, and crisis response. We have decades of direct experience in social work, foster care, criminal prosecution, and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). These experiences have given us firsthand knowledge of the impact that insufficient preparation, claims of abuse, and poor situation containment can have on organizations, children, and families alike. We have the relationships and knowledge necessary to address your challenge–with integrity and privacy–before, during, and after you face them.

Through tailored guidance, we assist youth-serving organizations in adopting best practices, principles, and protocols to foster an environment where children and staff can thrive.



Women on IT Livestream

June 11th, 2024

Debbie Ausburn will be speaking on the Positivity Hack Delivered (PHD) livestream, part of the Women on IT community.  Join us on…

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Know the Difference Between Good Mentoring and Predatory Grooming

June 10th, 2024

All youth organizations need to guard against grooming. The problem is that the characteristics used to describe both good mentors and…

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How Many Documents Do You Keep and for How Long?

June 8th, 2024

YSOs that follow a school calendar often use this time of year to clean out storage.  If you don’t have a document retention policy, you…

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Kids with ACEs Benefitted from In-School Classes During COVID

June 5th, 2024

We have yet more evidence that in-school classes were better for kids during the pandemic than online learning. Researchers looked at…

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About Taylor English

Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.

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