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Reporting Abuse

Our Promise to Protect

THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and to its own policies and guidelines in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan ABUSE HOTLINE: 1-888-296-2965 or via e-mail at

The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.


La Diócesis de Trenton se compromete a las iniciativas resumidas en la Carta Estatuita de los Obispos Católicos Estadounidenses para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes acerca de reportar e investigar alegaciones de abuso sexual involucrando a menores de edad. 

Si usted fue abusado(a) cuando era menor de edad por un miembro del clero o de cualquier persona representando a la Iglesia Católica, o si conoce a alguien quien fue abusado(a), se puede reportar ese abuso usando la Línea Diocesana Directa del Abuso: 1-888-296-2965 o por correo electrónico al

La Diócesis de Trenton reporta toda alegación sexual a las autoridades oficiales. Urgimos que también se reporte cualquier alegación sexual a las autoridadeslegales apropiadas.

What Happens When Sexual Abuse of Minors is Reported?

  1. A complaint of sexual abuse against a minor by a member of the clergy or lay representative of the Church can be made to the Diocese via the Abuse Hotline at 1-888-296-2965 or via e-mail at
  2. Upon receiving the complaint, the Diocesan Response Officer will respond to the complainant/victim within 24 hours.
  3. Law enforcement will be contacted immediately afterwards regarding all allegations of sexual abuse of minors.
  4. The Diocesan Victims' Assistance Coordinator will then be contacted and, in turn, will contact the complainant/victim promptly.
  5. An investigation will be conducted by the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) and the Diocese will cooperate fully with the law enforcement process, including the determination of an appropriate Diocesan response to the alleged abuser.
For more information, please see the links and resources to the right.



 To report sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965

           - or contact us at

Please note: All allegations are reported by the Diocese to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.


The Catholic Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08648