The Archdiocese of Baltimore complies with Maryland laws requiring reporting suspected child abuse to civil authorities. Under Maryland Law any person who has reason to believe a child has been subjected to abuse must report the suspected abuse to civil authorities, even if the potential victim is now over 18 years old and even in cases where the alleged perpetrator is deceased. If someone associated with the Church, including clergy, employees, or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is suspected of abuse, then the suspected abuse must also be reported to the Archdiocesan, Office of Child and Youth at 410-547-5438 or the Victims Assistance Line at 1-866-417-7469.
Archdiocese of Victims Assistance Line
(Toll Free) 1-866-417-7469
Archdiocese of Baltimore Office of Child Protection
Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Offices
|Anne Arundel County||410-222-1740|
If you know or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, contact your local authorities right away. Or, for assistance, call the ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline (Staffed 24 hours daily by professional crisis counselors) at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
If you are a victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you might also contact the RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.