The first thing you need to know is when it happened, generally, and where. We dont need a date but it could be as little as I was at Saint Marks School in the third grade. Its also really helpful to know who was the perpetrator. It doesnt mean you need their full legal name but if you can identify themwe always called him Father Tom or he was the principal or he was the basketball coachbecause there are other things we can do to look at those records and figure out who that person was. Can you pick them out of a yearbook?
One of the things that is important is that these things generally dont happen in isolation. If you identify that person, it is likely that someone else will as well. Thats what builds it. Thats the corroboration and evidence that you need going forward. It could be very little to start with and as we go through the litigation process, the discovery process, usually the proof is in the institutions files, that people were talking about this. There was a report. Theres something there and theyve got the proof.