Report Sexual Abuse

If there is an emergency, and you believe that a child is at imminent risk, please call 911, and then contact the New York State Hotline (1-800-342-3720). The policy of the Diocese of Brooklyn is to report to law enforcement every allegation that presents reasonable suspicion of child abuse (sexual or otherwise) or neglect.

 In addition to reporting to civil authorities, please report to the Diocese:

The Diocesan toll-free reporting line was established in 2003 for anyone to report sexual abuse by diocesan personnel including volunteers. Reports are automatically sent to law enforcement authorities. There is no diocesan involvement, to ensure compliance.

Diocesan Reporting Line


Submit the form below to report online.

Our online complaint form may be used to present an allegation that a cleric (bishop, priest, deacon) has committed an act of sexual abuse of a minor. You will be contacted within one business day.


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established an independent third-party reporting system to receive allegations of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops of the United States. Anyone wishing to make a complaint against a bishop of sexual abuse or other related misconduct may make such a report at or by calling toll-free 1-800-276-1562.