REPORTING ABUSE Child & Vulnerable Adult Reporting Procedures
If you witness, suspect, or know of child and/or vulnerable adult abuse,
YOU MUST FILE A REPORT WITHIN 48 HOURS!
Contact Civil Authorities:
Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.
If Church Personnel Is Involved in Alleged Abuse :
Step One - Contact Civil Authorities
Step Two - Contact one of the following:
o Vicki L. Pyatt, LMSW, Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach at (361) 827-7186 or email email@example.com ; or call the Diocese at (361) 573-0828 and ask for the Bishop or the Chancellor.
o Written Allegations Should Be Sent To: Office of the Bishop, P. O. Box 4070, Victoria, Texas 77903-4070. Mark your letter “Personal and Confidential”
We will also help you bring your concerns to church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria.
If you are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact: Vicki L Pyatt, LMSW, at (361) 827-7186.
Sts. Peter & Paul, Plum and Queen of the Holy Rosary, Hostyn Safe Environment Coordinator is Gina Kozelsky, and she may be reached at 979-247-4441, extension 2, or firstname.lastname@example.org.