How to Report
Sexual Abuse of a Minor
If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused as a minor by a bishop, priest, deacon, or Church employee or volunteer, we encourage you to report the abuse to the NH Division of Children, Youth & Families (“DCYF”) at (800) 894-5533.
If you are a member of the clergy or a Church employee or volunteer and suspect that a current minor has been sexually abused by a bishop, priest, deacon, or Church employee or volunteer, you must report your suspicions to:
DCYF: (800) 894-5533 and
Local law enforcement and
Bishop’s Delegate for Ministerial Conduct: email@example.com or (603) 663-0128
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, or other Misconduct Involving Adults
The Diocese of Manchester Code of Conduct prohibits sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and other adult misconduct. If you wish to report misconduct involving a bishop, priest, deacon, or Church minister, employee, or volunteer, contact the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct at firstname.lastname@example.org or 669-3100 x 149.
On March 16, 2020, the Catholic Church in the United States established CBAR, the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service. CBAR is an independent, third-party reporting system managed by Convercent, an ethics and compliance company. To report allegations of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult by a bishop, or intentional cover-up of sexual abuse by a bishop go to: ReportBishopAbuse.org or call (800) 276-1562.
Victim Assistance Coordinator
The Victim Assistance Coordinator offers pastoral support, outreach, and professional assistance to those who have been affected by sexual abuse by those who minister in the Church. Pastoral response and assistance are provided in an accepting and compassionate manner and with the highest regard for privacy and respect.
Resources for Parishes
Click on the image above for an overview on how to respond to child sexual abuse.
To order reporting cards contact Eve Mongeau at email@example.com.
Child Safety Links for Parish Websites
Parishes and schools are asked to inform adults about the procedures for reporting suspected abuse. An easy way to do this is to post the following graphic link on your website:
Link to: www.catholicnh.org/report
Here is another graphic that can be used on your website to link to our online child safety training, Safe Haven.
Link to: manchester.cmgconnect.org