Protecting God's Children

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Recognizing that each individual is created by God, the Archdiocese of Miami is committed to the safety and well-being of its children and vulnerable adults and implements procedures to minimize risk and barriers and to build and foster a culture of safe environment.

The Archdiocese does not tolerate abuse or neglect of anyone. It will comply with all obligations of civil and canon law; it will promote healing where it is needed, provide education, training and guidance when it is appropriate, and endeavor to prevent any abuse of minors or vulnerable adults with firm justice and mercy towards all.

The Archdiocese of Miami maintains a dedicated hotline, 1-866-802-2873, that is broadly advertised and available, with voice message capacity, 24/7, to receive calls from victims. A call received via the hotline is logged according to policy and immediately referred to the Victim Assistance Coordinator to contact the victim and offer assistance. All allegations of sexual abuse by Church Personnel or on church premises shall be reported promptly to the Archdiocesan Contact Person. The Archdiocesan Contact Person shall immediately notify the Archdiocesan Attorney who will in turn notify the local State Attorney.

To read the complete policy, click on the "Archdiocesan Policy" link below.

Archdiocesan Policy Creating and Maintaining a Safe Environment for Children and Vulnerable Adults
U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

CONTACT INFO

Director, Safe Environment Program

Mary Ross Agosta

Virtus Training Coordinator

Jan Rayburn

305-762-1250

Statewide (DCF) Abuse Hotline

1-800-96-ABUSE
(1-800-962-2873)

Archdiocesan Abuse Hotline

1-866-802-2873

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Deacon Richard Turcotte

1-866-802-2873

Background Check Coordinators

Myriam Leinweber

305-762-1057

Erica Gutierrez

305-762-1059

IMPORTANT

To report sexual abuse to the Archdiocese of Miami, fill out the following form:

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To report suspected abuse to civil authorities call the:

FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE

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