Allegations against clergy, diocesan employees, parish staff or volunteers.
Any clergy, employee or volunteer receiving an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor should immediately
report the allegation to his/her supervisor, parish leader/school principal or diocesan administrator or his/her designee. The person receiving the report will not screen such reports for credibility.
The parish leader/school principal or diocesan administrator will immediately report all allegations
of sexual abuse by clergy, employees or volunteers to the local police and
to the appropriate district attorney
. The diocesan attorney, Michael Costello, Esq. (# 518-463-1177), should also be notified. All allegations received will be reported without screening such reports for credibility.
If an allegation is received against the parish leader, school principal or diocesan administrator, the diocesan attorney, Michael Costello, Esq., should be notified and he in turn will immediately notify the local police and the appropriate DA’s office without screening such reports for credibility.
Copies of reports made should also be sent to the School Superintendent (if the allegation is against school personnel) and to the Diocesan Assistance Coordinator.