A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, was released nationally on May 18, 2011.
Read the News Release from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Read the Study
Read Bishop Clark’s Statement and Diocesan Initiatives
Visit the Diocese’s Creating a Safe Environment website
Victims of abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To report a case of possible sexual abuse and to receive help and guidance from the Diocese of Rochester, victims are encouraged to contact the victims’ assistance coordinator appointed by Bishop Clark:
Phone ( 585) 328-3228, ext. 1215
Toll-free 1-800-388-7177, ext. 1215