The Diocese of Marquette encourages individuals to report clergy, employee or volunteer sexual abuse of minors and others – no matter when the abuse occurred. For more than 15 years the diocese has had a “hotline” to Victims Assistance Coordinators for anyone to report abuse, which continues to be available.
Individuals may contact local law enforcement authorities and/or they may report to the Diocese of Marquette by calling one of the Victim Assistance Coordinators: Stephen Lynott at (844) 495-4330 or Diane Tryan at (844) 694-4362. Or by writing to Victims Assistance Coordinator, c/o Catholic Social Services of the UP, 1100 Ludington St. Suite 401, Escanaba MI 49829. Please mark the letter "Personal and Confidential" and indicate in your letter how you wish to be contacted (by phone or by letter).
In addition, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office can be contacted at its toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at email@example.com.
The diocese reports allegations to appropriate civil authorities. More information about the diocese’s efforts to address abuse may be found under the “Protecting Children” dropdown menu on the homepage at www.dioceseofmarquette.org.
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