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MANDATED REPORTING

Reporting Information

Who should make reports

  • Victims of child sexual abuse by a person ministering on behalf of the Church

  • Persons with a suspicion that a child may be sexually abused by a person ministering on behalf of the Church

  • Persons concerned about violations about our Code of Conduct regarding appropriate behavior with children by any person ministering on behalf of the Church

Indiana law requires that any individual who has reson to believe that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect must report immediately to:

  1. the local Child Protection Services agency (Hotline: 800-800-5556)
  2. a local law enforcement agency.

Under Indiana law, it is a criminal act to not make such a report. This law applies to all adults without exception.

How to Report Abuse

If you suspect a child has been abused by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, it is important that you contact the appropriate authorities immediately. Please take the following steps:

  1. Call the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline (800-800-5556) or your local law enforcement agency.

  2. Email the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline (dcshotlinereports@dcs.in.gov).

  3. Contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at 800-382-9836, ext. 1548.

  4. Reports can also be made online anonymously.

IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911

Mandated Reporting Webinar 5/2/2018