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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.

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.

or 1.800.276.1562

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 form:

To report suspected abuse to civil authorities call the:


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