Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Child Protection

The Office for Protection of Children & Youth provides resources, training and information on providing a safe environment for children.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is committed to providing a safe environment within our parishesschools and all other Catholic agencies and institutions.

Related Information and Resources

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (English | Spanish)


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 diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at (216) 334-2999 or email.  

Kathleen McComb, Victim Assistance Coordinator

New site ready to receive reports of bishop misconduct

Effective March 16, the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service,, 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.

Visit Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service website

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