The Archdiocese of Newark takes very seriously any and all credible complaints of sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy, religious, lay staff and volunteers of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual abuse of a minor to inform the Archdiocese immediately so that we can take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse.
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Whom can I contact to report an allegation of sexual abuse or misconduct?
Any person who wishes to report an incident of sexual abuse of a minor committed by a member of the clergy, religious, lay staff or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Newark should contact the Archdiocese as follows:
Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection
The Archdiocese of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
T: 973-497-4254 F: 973-497-4001 And/or: Coordinator, T: 201-407-3256
Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service
The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops, and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities for investigation. Where 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. To report abuse, go to ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 800-276-1562.
Policy of the Archdiocese of Newark in Response to Complaints of Sexual Abuse, including Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People
- APPENDIX A - Memorandum Of Understanding Among Certain Organizations And The County Prosecutors Regarding The Reporting Of Certain Offenses -- Memorandum Of Understanding For The Archdiocese Of Newark
- APPENDIX B - General Procedures Provided By Canon Law
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Including Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People - January, 2019
December 2, 2002
New Jersey Division Of Criminal Justice Obtains First-In-Nation Agreement With Statewide Catholic Dioceses For Reporting Sexual Offenses To County Prosecutors & Police Memorandum Of Understanding Seeks To Protect Children & Victims