An experienced litigator who has handled hundreds of civil and criminal cases, Basyle (“Boz”) Tchividjian has dedicated his career to empowering survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment to seek justice against perpetrators, as well as employers and other institutions who failed to protect their clients from abuse. His current practice focuses almost exclusively on representing child and adult abuse survivors throughout the Country. Prior to becoming a civil litigator, Boz served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he created the first Sex Crimes Division at the Office of the State Attorney and served as Division Chief.
As the grandson of the late Dr. Billy Graham, Boz has a unique knowledge and understanding of the common and uncommon institutional and cultural dynamics that are prevalent within so many protestant faith communities. Boz uses this knowledge to the benefit of his clients when working to ensure that such institutions are held legally accountable for the abuses his clients have suffered.
Boz is also the Founder and former Executive Director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), an internationally recognized non-profit organization that equips faith-based organizations with the tools they need to correctly respond to allegations of sexual abuse and educates them on how to create safeguards to protect children and other vulnerable people within their communities. As a renowned expert on abuse, particularly within faith communities, Boz has been widely quoted in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and NBC Nightly News. Boz is the co-author of The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide, a handbook for faith based non-profit organizations looking to improve their child safeguarding policies. He has also published scholarly articles such as, “Predators and Propensity: The Proper Approach for Determining the Admissibility of Prior Bad Acts Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions” (American Journal of Criminal Law) and “Catching American Sex Offenders Overseas: A Proposal for a Federal Mandated Reporting Law” (UMKC Law Review). Boz also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Stetson University.
If you are an abuse survivor and you are considering stepping forward to seek justice against the institution that failed to protect you and that needs to be held accountable, it is very important that you seek the guidance and counsel of a trusted, experienced, compassionate, and determined attorney. Boz wants to hear from you.
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