No matter when the abuse happened, what the circumstances were, or who was involved, the Diocese of Albany encourages all victims to report any instance of abuse by a member of the clergy, an employee, or a volunteer.
It takes courage and bravery to make a report. Be assured that you will be treated with respect and dignity.
Please make the report in a way that is most comfortable to you:
(518) 453-6646: Noelle Marie, Assistance Coordinator
Office of Safe Environment
40 North Main Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Coordinate with Noelle Marie, Assistance Coordinator:
(518) 453-6646, email@example.com
Steps to Making a Report
Step 1: Emergency
If anyone is in immediate danger, call 911.
Step 2: Mandated Reporters
If you are a mandated reporter, call the New York State Mandated Reporter hotline: 1-800-635-1522
Click here for a list of mandated reporters in New York State.
Step 3: Law Enforcement
Report the allegation to local police.
Police departments of cities, towns, and villages listed by county
Step 4: Diocesan Officials
Report the allegation to Diocesan officials:
Noelle Marie, Assistance Coordinator: (518) 453-6646, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assistance Coordinator will respond within 48 hours. Reports will not be screened for credibility.
Allegations of abuse of minors received by the Assistance Coordinator will be reported to the appropriate District Attorney. Copies of reports will be sent to the Bishop, Diocesan Attorney, and Diocesan Review Board.
Report a Bishop
Report an allegation of abuse or mishandling of allegations of sexual abuse by a bishop:
Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service