REPORT CHILD abuse

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CHILD

ABUSE

REPORTING

HOTLINES

To report the suspected abuse of a minor in the home, immediately report to County Children's Protective Services where the child lives.

 

San Bernardino County

1 (800) 827-8724  

Riverside County

1 (800) 442-4918

 

To report the suspected child abuse outside of the home, immediately call the local law enforcement authorities where the abuse occurred.

To speak with the Victims Assistance Coordinator in the Diocese of San Bernardino, call (909) 855-2296

For assistance, please contact:

The Diocesan Office of Child & Youth Protection
Phone: (909) 475-5125 
Email at childandyouthprotection@sbdiocese.org

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Bishop Alberto Rojas' Letter on Sexual Abuse

SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY!

Fax or mail the state-approved form within 36 hours of making the report.

WHAT MUST BE REPORTED?

  • Physical Abuse: Unlawful corporal punishment or injury, willfully inflicted, resulting in a traumatic condition.

  • Emotional Abuse: Acts or omissions that have or could cause serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or mental disorders.

  • Sexual Abuse: Sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

  • General Neglect: Failure of a caregiver to provide basic needs  where no physical injury to child has occurred.

  • Severe Neglect: Situations where the caregiver willfully causes or permits the child to be placed in a situation such that his or her person or health is endangered

If the suspected abuse took place at a parish, catholic school, or a diocesan event, report immediately to law-enforcement where the suspected abuse occurred.

Also, report to your immediate supervisor. If your immediate supervisor is the person who is suspected of committing the abuse,  report to the next person up the line of authority.

Victims Assistance Coordinator

Any person can call the Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator at (909) 855-2296.

Clergy

If a member of the clergy committed the abuse, call the diocesan Vicar General at (909) 475-5120 or the Diocesan Hotline at 1(888) 206-9090. 

Church Employee

If a Church employee or volunteer committed the abuse, call the Director of Human Resources at (909) 475-5172.

Catholic School Teacher, Employee, or Volunteer

If a Catholic School teacher, school employee or school volunteer committed the abuse, call the Superintendent of Schools at (909) 475-5437.