How to Report Sexual Abuse

If you think a child (under the age of eighteen) is in immediate danger, call 911.

 

It is every adult’s moral responsibility to protect children and youth from abuse or neglect by reporting to the appropriate authorities.

To report known or suspected neglect or abuse, call the New York State Child Abuse Hotline:  1.800.342.3720/TDD/TTY: 1.800.638.5163

When Do I Call The Diocese?

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to protecting children and to helping victims of sexual abuse.  Sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and/or sexual exploitation by priests, deacons, diocesan lay employees, volunteers, or members of a diocesan community will not be tolerated in any form.

  • After you have called 911 to report suspected child abuse by a priest, deacon, member of a religious community, diocesan lay employee, volunteer, or member of your diocesan community.
  • You suspect or observe incidents of inappropriate behavior with minors by a priest, deacon, member of a religious community, diocesan lay employee, volunteer, or member of your diocesan community.
  • There is a sex offender in your diocesan community.
  • You suspect a predator is present within your diocesan community.

Whom Do I call at the diocese?

Contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 315.470.1465. All calls are confidential.

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