IF YOU SUSPECT A CHILD IS IN DANGER OF ABUSE,
PLEASE CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
The Church makes every effort to be certain that everyone who serves in Church ministry, or any entity affiliated with the the Catholic Church in New Jersey, is aware of the strict obligation to report promptly any sexual abuse of a minor.
To report sexual abuse perpetrated by anyone, including a member of the clergy, a church employee, or a volunteer or if you receive information from any source so as to give you reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect, you must IMMEDIATELY:
1. Contact New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency, CP&P:
CP&P Hotline: 1-877-652-2873
(CP&P was formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS)
State of New Jersey law requires that any person who suspects child abuse or neglect must report it immediately to the CP&P.
2. Contact the County Prosecutor's Office
THE 21 COUNTY PROSECUTOR OFFICES
Phone: Mon-Fri 201- 646-2300
After Hours: 201- 646-2700
Phone: 856- 225-8400
Phone: (201) 795-6400
Phone: (732) 431-7160
Tel: 973- 285-6200
Phone: 865-935-7510, Ext. 8333
Phone 973- 383-1570