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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment

The Diocese of Richmond encourages individuals to report abuse directly to law enforcement authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1(833) 454-9064. In addition, we place no deadlines or time limits on those who contact the diocese to report the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and or other personnel.

After first contacting the civil authorities, in a commitment to support and facilitate healing, individuals who have been sexually abused by a cleric, religious, employee, or volunteer of the Diocese of Richmond are then encouraged to contact the confidential Victim’s Assistance Reporting 24 Hour Number 1-877-887-9603 or Director of Safe Environment 804-622-5203 or by email at vac@richmonddiocese.org.

To make a report in writing, forward a letter describing the situation to the Office of Child Protection/Safe Environment. Correspondence should be signed and provide contact information. Letters should be sent to:

Director of Safe Environment
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294

En un compromiso de apoyar y facilitar la sanación, los individuos que han sido abusados sexualmente por un clero, religioso, empleado o voluntario de la Diócesis de Richmond son animados a contactar las Autoridades Civiles y el Número confidencial de Reportar Asistencia a la Víctima abierto las 24 horas al 1-877-887-9603.

Para hacer el reporte por escrito, dirija una carta a la Oficina del Obispo describiendo la situación. La correspondencia debe estar firmada y se debe proveer información de contacto. Las cartas deben ser enviadas a:

Director of Safe Environment
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294

If you suspect a child is in imminent danger from abuse, please call 911 immediately.

 

For more information on civil reporting laws and resources, please see the links below: