Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Many people understandably have questions about what is being done to ensure the protection of children and young people. A list of frequently asked questions and corresponding answers regarding the sexual abuse crisis and how the Diocese protects children, assists victims and survivors, and reports abuse can be found at the following:

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Sexual Abuse Crisis
https://richmonddiocese.org/diocese-response/
https://richmonddiocese.org/child_protection_virtus/

To report abuse in Virginia:
If you suspect a child is in imminent dange from abuse, call 911 immediately
To report known or suspected child abuse contact:
Virginia Department of Social Services
Child Protective Services
1-800-552-7096


For those who have been hurt or sexually abused by someone representing the Catholic Church, contact:
Catholic Diocese Victim Assistance
1-877-887-9603
 

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