The Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

We welcome you to this website for the protection of children and youth.

Report Abuse:
To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers, or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service at: (216) 334-2999 or

Download list of County Hotlines to report abuse or neglect.pdf

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Click here for resources from the USCCB.

Terence Flanagan, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Work Phone:  216-334-2958; Fax: 216-334-2983
Response Services:  216-334-2999
Catholic Charities Parish &  Community Ministries
7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Sharon M. Minson, Director
1404 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 696-6525 ext. 1157