Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Protecting God’s Children

As we continue to ensure a safe environment within our parishes, schools, and all other Catholic agencies and institutions throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, it is necessary to regularly review and update those guiding policies and standards which address the safety of our young people and overall standards of conduct expected of those engaged in ministry in the eight counties of the diocese.

Click HERE for a letter from Bishop Perez on the protection of children.  In addition, FAQs have been prepared.

Policies for Download

Report Abuse

All sexual abuse of minors should first be reported immediately to local law enforcement in the county where the abuse is alleged to have occurred. Reports of abuse by a member of the clergy or an employee of the Diocese of Cleveland should also be made to the diocese’s victim assistance coordinator, who can be reached by telephone at 216-334-2999 or by email at  

Terence Flanagan
Victim Assistance Coordinator

Work Phone:  216-334-2958
Fax: 216-334-2983
Response Services:  216-334-2999
Catholic Charities Parish &  Community Ministries
7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Sharon M. Minson
1404 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 696-6525 ext. 1157

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