If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of a priest, deacon, or individual representing the Diocese of Crookston, its parishes, or its schools, please contact the Victims’ Assistance Coordinator at 218-281-7895 (24 hour confidential number).
Contact the Local Child Protection Agency or law enforcement at 911.
A listing of county social services agencies can be found on the webpage of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. (mn.gov/dhs/)
You can also report suspected child abuse by calling the National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
If you know or suspect that child sexual abuse is taking place online, you can also call the Cyber Tip Line: 1-800-843-5678
In reports regarding abuse by representatives of the Church, in addition to reporting to civil authorities, follow the directives of the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese of Crookston:
6.1.1 When clergy, diocesan, parish, or school personnel and volunteers file a report with civil authorities concerning sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric or one of the diocesan or parish personnel or a volunteer, the Moderator of the Curia is to be notified within twenty-four (24) hours and, if possible, supplied with a copy of the written report.
Moderator of the Curia: Msgr. Michael Foltz, JCL. Contact the Diocese of Crookston at 218-281-4533