How to Report Sexual Abuse

It is every adult's moral responsibility to protect children and youth from abuse or neglect by reporting to the appropriate authorities.

If there is an immediate danger, call 911.

To report known or suspected neglect or abuse of a minor (under age 18), call the New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720.

To report known or suspected neglect or abuse of a vulnerable adult, call the Vulnerable Persons Central Register Hotline:  1-855-373-2122.

If 911 and/or the Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adult hotline has been called regarding present or past sexual abuse or sexual assault allegedly by any clergy, religious, diocesan/parish employee or volunteer, contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 315-470-1465 who will initiate diocesan procedures.

For instructions on how to report a recent incident, click here

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