- Los Angeles County Child Protection
- Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff
- Ventura County Child Protection
- Santa Barbara County Child Protection
- TDD Hearing Impaired Child Protection
- Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Ministry
How to call in a verbal report:
- Ask the name/phone number of the Hotline staff
- Ask the 19-digit referral number of the verbal report from the Hotline staff
- Ask the mailing address to file a hard copy report, if not completing the verbal report online.
(in an address to the Bishops assembled in Philadelphia)
"I commit myself to the zealous watchfulness of the Church to protect minors,
and I promise that all those responsible will be held accountable."
Name(s) / address(es) / phone number(s)
- Alleged Perpetrator
- Person Making the Report
- Witness(es) (if available)
Compile the Basic Facts on what is readily available.
Do not investigate the incident.
the person(s) making the allegation to join you when you call the report. If the reporting
person is an adult, encourage him/her to also report the allegation directly.
DOCUMENT: Within 36 hours of receiving information about alleged child abuse, you must complete
Suspected Child Abuse Form (SS8572)
for a hard copy to file a written report.
If the Hotline staff decline to take the verbal report, ask for his/her name and ID/badge number. Write this
information on the hard copy, with a note "declined to take verbal report", date and time of call. Ask for a supervisor
if you feel the verbal report should not be declined.
Keep a copy of the report for your records, and please email a copy/scan to
Victims Assistance Ministry - S.D. Healy
Call the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Ministry at
for information on counseling and other resources for the victim(s) and/or family, and the reporting person(s).
Offer reassurance, hope, and continued support.
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