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Report Suspected Child Abuse to Riverside County

Diocese of San Bernardino: Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection (DOCYP)

1.) Report to local law enforcement authorities and to Riverside or San Bernardino County Child Protective Services office.
In Riverside County call 1-800-442-4918
In San Bernardino County call 1-800-877-8724

Calls originating outside Riverside area call: Child Help national Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453

2.) If a member of the clergy (priest, deacon) committed the abuse, report to Vicar General, or any other person designated by the Bishop, at the diocesan hot line at 1-888-206-9090. (** or the Victim Assistance Coordinator 909-855-2296)

3.) If a church employee, parish Catechist or church volunteer committed the abuse, contact the Director of Human Resources at 909-475 5177.

4.) Contact the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, 909-475-5433 if an educator, school employee or school volunteer committed the abuse, and or

5.) To your immediate supervisor. If there is a violation of other Diocesan policies for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults from abuse.

6.) If your immediate supervisor was the person violating policy then report to the next person up in the line of authority.

CLICK HERE to enter the Riverside County Child Protective Services Website section concerning Child Abuse Reporting.

to access an online form for REPORTING THE SUSPECTED ABUSE OF A MINOR.

Report All Cases to the County Child Protective Services where the abuse occurred. On this page are Riverside County and Diocese hotlines and links containing information about child abuse reporting.

After reporting abuse to local law enforcement or child protective services, make a Report to the Diocese if the Abuse was committed by Clergy, Employee or Volunteer.

San Bernardino Diocese 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 888-206-9090

OR Victim Assistance Coordinator: 909-855-2296

Report to Vicar General, or any other person designated by the Bishop. The Office of the Bishop handles cases involving bishops, priests, deacons or candidates for ordination.

Human Resources handles cases involving employees (including religious brothers and sisters) and volunteers.

The Superintendent of Schools handles cases involving school personnel.

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