How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse of a Minor
If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sexual abuse by a person working for the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, (such as a priest, deacon, sister, brother, lay officer, lay employee, lay volunteer, etc.) you are requested to report the incident in the following manner:
- Call the Indiana Department of Child Protective Services (800-252-5400) and/or the
appropriate civil law agencies as required by civil law.
- Contact the Office of the Vicar General (800-942-2397) in the Diocese
of Lafayette or the Office of Assistance Ministry (800-533-7018).
Compose in writing a detailed description of the facts/incidents of the
abuse and send it, as soon as possible, to: Mr. Max Layden,
P.O. Box 909, Lafayette, IN 47902.
- Thereafter, an investigation will be undertaken by or on behalf of the
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.