The Office for Protection of Children & Youth provides resources, training and information on providing a safe environment for children.
Effective March 16, the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service, ReportBishopAbuse.org, is accepting reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops. Abuse reports also can be made by phone at 800-276-1562. The reports will be relayed to the proper Church authorities for investigation. Read more about the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service.
List of child protective services in the eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland
The USCCB has launched a new website highlighting the importance of prevention, protection and accountability in response to the ongoing effort to eradicate clergy sexual abuse. Click HERE to visit the new website.
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 Catholic 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 email.
Kathleen McComb, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Response Services: (216) 334-2999
1404 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
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