Make A Report

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:

Via phone:

  • (518) 453-6646: Frederick Jones, Assistance Coordinator

Via email:

Via letter:

Office of Safe Environment

40 North Main Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

In-person meeting:

  • Coordinate with Frederick Jones, Assistance Coordinator:

    (518) 453-6646, assistance.coordinator@rcda.org


Steps to Making a Report

Step 1: Emergency

  • If anyone is in immediate danger, call 911.

Step 2: Mandated Reporters

Step 3: Law Enforcement

Step 4: Diocesan Officials

  • Report the allegation to Diocesan officials:

      Frederick Jones, Assistance Coordinator: (518) 453-6646, assistance.coordinator@rcda.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