How to File a Sexual Abuse Report
Anyone wishing to report an allegation of sexual abuse by clergy or Church representative should call:
The Diocese will inform the victim that a report will be made and advise and support a victim’s right to make a report themselves.
The Diocese will offer to pay for counseling with a licensed therapist of the individual’s choice, regardless of whether the individual is in the process of asserting a lawsuit or a claim for damages against the Diocese. The Bishop or his representative will offer to meet the reported victim or his/her family.
For additional information or help, you may write or contact:
Carolyn Bloom, Independent Clinician
384 Court St
Auburn ME 04210-4604
Ruth Oakley, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
510 Ocean Avenue
Portland ME 04103-4936
Private Fax: 207-321-7860
Any report of abuse of minors or vulnerable adults will be reported to civil authorities.
More information on the Church’s response to sexual abuse can be found at USCCB.ORG. Please see “The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” at U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as well.