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
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.
Archdiocese of Miami Policy
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting (CBAR)
The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service has established a hotline to report sexual abuse, abuse of authority or
other misconducts by a bishop to proper Catholic authorities and third parties for investigation. When a report
includes a crime, such as the sexual abuse of a minor, it will also be reported to civil authorities. Otherwise,
reports will be kept confidential.
If you have any other kind of complaint about a bishop, such as parish assignments, church closing or homily
contents, please address those directly to your diocesan or eparchial bishop.
Sexual abuse by a priest, deacon, staff member or volunteer of the Church should be reported to the Archdiocese of
Miami Office of Safe Environment Hotline. If you are the victim of sexual abuse, or any other crime, please contact
local law enforcement as well.
Archdiocese of Miami Abuse Hotline
To report sexual abuse to the Archdiocese of Miami, fill out the following
To report suspected abuse to civil authorities call the:
FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE