The Victim Assistance private toll-free phone line for the reporting of sexual abuse in the Eparchy of Newton has been established. This phone rings to and is answered only by the eparchial Victim Assistance Coordinator.
As per the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Safe Environment, the number must appear prominently and permanently on the eparchial website, in parish bulletins, parish websites, parish Facebook, Twitter, and any social media accounts with the parish’s name. The public should not have to “search” a site to find it.
To report sexual abuse by clergy, parish personnel or volunteers of the Eparchy of Newton, please call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-800-479-5910.
A report to your local Police Department ought to be made immediately.
On our parish website, in the menu under bulletins, you will find the information to call the coordinator of the Victim Assistance office.