The Diocese of Grand Rapids encourages individuals with a reasonable cause to suspect sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy (bishop, priest, or deacon) or by any person acting under the authority of apparent authority of the Church to contact the victim assistance coordinator at 616-243-0491. You are also encouraged to report abuse directly to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. We place no timeframe on when someone can call the diocese to report the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons and other Church personnel. Our diocese accepts and responds to all reports.
Individuals who believe they were sexually abused as a minor by a priest or deacon are urged to follow the same reporting procedure.
To speak to the victim assistance coordinator, please call 616- 243-0491. All calls and messages regarding complaints of sexual abuse will be returned in a timely manner. Callers will be asked to provide their name and telephone number.
Read the Diocese of Grand Rapids' policy regarding the sexual abuse of minors
Posters in three languages containing information about reporting alleged abuse (English | Español | Vietnamese)
Canonical process for the resolution of allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests and deacons
Who should report abuse?
• Registered social service technician