The Diocese of St. Augustine treats all allegations of sexual abuse seriously and deals with them in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner. Keep in mind:
- Every person has the right to be treated with the dignity befitting a child of God.
- Every person has the right to have appropriate boundaries respected.
- Every person has the right to challenge any comment or behavior perceived as sexually oriented.
Individuals who have been sexually abused by clergy, religious, seminarians or other church personnel should contact their local police department or the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96Abuse (2873) or visit https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline/frequently-asked-questions.shtml. You can also contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of St. Augustine listed below.
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator
Abuse Hotline: (904) 208-6979
1-800-775-4659, ext. 297
Help for Victims and their Families
The Diocese of St. Augustine places no deadlines or time limits on reporting the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, religious, seminarians or other church personnel and volunteers. Be it five, 15, or 50 years later, our diocese accepts and responds to all reports.
Click here for notices in various languages in the diocese on How to Report Abuse. If you have any questions, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of St. Augustine.