Victim Assistance

The Diocese is committed to the protection of all children and young people. If an individual believes he/she may have been harmed by a member of the clergy or other diocesan personnel, please immediately contact the civil authorities.  For diocesan reporting purposes, please contact Assistance Coordinator, Jacqueline Bressette.

The Diocese will report current cases involving a minor and any clergy member, employee, or volunteer to the appropriate civil authorities.

What specific information should be reported?

The Assistance Coordinator will conduct an appropriate inquiry after receiving the information that is readily available.

The following information should be reported to the extent it is known by the reporter:

  • name, address, age and current whereabouts of the alleged victim.
  • name and address of parent, guardian or caretaker, in cases involving a minor.
  • name, address and whereabouts of the person or persons suspected I of the abuse, if known.
  • nature, extent and date of the alleged maltreatment and any history of injury possibly occurring.
  • who else has knowledge of the allegation and whether it has been reported to any third party, including civil authorities. See below for more information concerning responses to complaints and Diocesan Review Board


Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance Coordinator is the diocesan contact for reporting all allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct by any member of our clergy, religious, diocesan employee or volunteer, whether the abuse is current or has occurred in the past.

240 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Tel: (315) 470-1465
Fax: (315) 478-4619