Reporting Abuse

Diocese of Crookston Victim's Assistance

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of a priest, deacon, or individual representing the Diocese of Crookston, its parishes, or its schools, please contact the Victims’ Assistance Coordinator at 218-281-7895 (24 hour confidential number).

Priests who have been credibly accused of abuse of a minor

How to Report Suspected Abuse

Contact the Local Child Protection Agency or law enforcement at 911.

A listing of county social services agencies can be found on the webpage of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. (mn.gov/dhs/)

You can also report suspected child abuse by calling the National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

If you know or suspect that child sexual abuse is taking place online, you can also call the Cyber Tip Line: 1-800-843-5678

In reports regarding abuse by representatives of the Church, in addition to reporting to civil authorities, follow the directives of the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese of Crookston:

6.1.1 When clergy, diocesan, parish, or school personnel and volunteers file a report with civil authorities concerning sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric or one of the diocesan or parish personnel or a volunteer, the Moderator of the Curia is to be notified within twenty-four (24) hours and, if possible, supplied with a copy of the written report.

Moderator of the Curia: Msgr. Michael Foltz, JCL.
Contact the Diocese of Crookston at 218-281-4533

More detailed information about reporting suspected or actual abuse can be found in Article Five of the policies and procedures of the Diocese of Crookston, available at your parish or by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Jim Clauson
Safe Environment Coordinator

jclauson@crookston.org
218/281-4533, ext. 423

Mailing Address:
Office of Safe Environment
Diocese of Crookston
PO Box 610
Crookston, MN 56716