Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Protecting God’s Children

The Diocese of Cleveland’s “Protecting God’s Children” program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse.  To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service office at 216-334-2999 or via e-mail at

Register for Virtus Program


How to Report Suspected Abuse
We encourage people to report any suspected inappropriate behavior to the Diocesan Response Office, which is staffed by trained counselors and was established to respond to all allegations.


Call the Victim Assistance Response Line at (216): 334-2999

Notice of priest placed on administrative leave

Information on Diocesan Response Team

Diocesan Review Board Members 2006-2007 

The Catholic Bishops, through the Catholic Conference of Ohio, have created a new fund, indepedent of the Church, to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Counseling Assistance Fund website

Diocese of Cleveland 2006 Audit “In Compliance” for Protection of Children and Young People

Diocese “Standards of Conduct for Ministry”
(also applies to Employees and Volunteers) effective July 1st, 2005
Click here to review and print document. 

Click here to view archived material from Diocese of Cleveland Protecting God’s Children “old” website

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Phone: 216-696-6525 | 1-800-869-6525 (Toll Free in Ohio)