The Diocese of Owensboro, in keeping with the laws of Kentucky and of the Church, encourages any victim of sexual abuse to make the abuse known. Contact the local Commonwealth's Attorney at 270-247-8522 or the local police at 270-247-4501, or Kentucky's Child Protection Hot Line at 1-877-KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331 toll free). If the abuse involved Church personnel, either paid or volunteer, please also contact the diocese's Pastoral Assistance Coordinator at the confidential phone line (270-852-8380) to make a report. The diocese's commitment to combat sexual abuse concerns can be noted in the newly revised sexual abuse policy, available in the parish office and also on the diocesan web site.
For more information and the forms required please go to the Diocese of Owensboro website: www.owensborodiocese.org/safe.