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Safe Environment for Children and Youth Contact:

100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202-2129
(513) 421-3131
(513) 421-6225 (fax)

Decree on Child Protection

This is the latest revision, effective July 1, 2018. Anyone having contact with children as an Archdiocesan employee or regular volunteer must be trained in the Decree. All other Catholics of the Archdiocese are urged to be familiar with its contents as well.


Decree on Child Protection Brochure

This is a summary of the Decree which also describes signs of child abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) and includes phone numbers of child protection agencies in all 19 counties of the Archdiocese.


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

This is a site for child and youth protection.


Reporting Abuse

If you or someone you know has been abused at any time by an agent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (priest, deacon, employee or volunteer), the Archdiocese urges you to report the abuse to the Coordinator of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse, formally known as Victims’ Assistance Coordinator, of the Archdiocese at 513-421-3131 or 1-800-686-2724 as well as to the secular legal authorities.

Si usted o alguien conocido ha sido abusado en cualquier momento, por parte de un agente de la Arquidiócesis de Cincinnati ( sacerdote, diácono, empleado o voluntario ), la Arquidiócesis le urge a reportar dicho abuso al Coordinador del Ministerio para Sobrevivientes de Abuso, antes conocido como “Coordinador de la Asistencia a las Victimas” de la Arquidiócesis, al (513) 263-6623 o al 1-800-686-2724 ext. 6623, así como también ante las autoridades legales.