Reporting Suspected Sexual Abuse – Diocesan Policy
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse: 1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and 2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and 3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at 816.812.2500 or , if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph. The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families. Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at 816.392.0011 or for more information.
Comment Form: All posts and comments to this site should express Christian charity and respect for the truth. Comments should be on topic and presume the good will of other commentators. Discussions should take place from a faith perspective. No advertising is permissible. Thank you.