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Reporting abuse in the Diocese of Joliet

Reporting abuse in the Diocese of Joliet

We are here to listen and support you. Our team is dedicated to helping victims/survivors through the reporting of any instances of abuse you have experienced by church personnel of the Diocese of Joliet and also to assist in your healing process. We strongly encourage you to make an initial report to the local civil authorities and then/or at the same time as you contact our office. We greatly appreciate your vulnerability and courage in sharing your story. 

Our diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator receives reports of the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults and advises them of their right to make a report to civil authorities. Please contact Lori Chassee, the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 815-263-6467.

Reporting sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of Joliet

Read the process on handling an allegation of abuse

Lea el proceso para manejar una acusación de abuso

Przeczytaj proces rozpatrywania zarzutu nadużycia

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service (CBAR)

To report sexual abuse by a bishop of the United States and/or report a bishop’s intentional interference in a sexual abuse investigation, make a report through the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service:

reportbishopabuse.org
1-800-276-1562

Additional reporting resources

To report suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of adults aged 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59, make a report through the Illinois Department on Aging:

Report Abuse, Neglect, or Financial Exploitation - Protection & Advocacy (illinois.gov)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

missingkids.org
1-800-843-5678

CyberTipline (to report child sexual exploitation):

CyberTip Report
1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)