Child and Youth Protection

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE:

We comply 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 (local law enforcement or the local Department of Social Services Child Protective Services), even if the potential victim is now over 18 years old and even in cases where the alleged perpetrator is deceased.

REPORTS MAY BE MADE ANONYMOUSLY:

  • 911 - or -
  • 410-721-8400 - 24 Hours/Day
    (Anne Arundel Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Hotline)

If someone associated with the Church, including clergy, employees, or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is suspected of abuse, suspected abuse must also be reported to the Archdiocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection at 410-547-5348 or the Victims Assistance Hotline at 1-866-417-7469.

For additional information, please visit the Archdiocese of Baltimore Office of Child and Youth Protection website: https://www.archbalt.org/child-and-youth-protection/


Suspected abuse must be reported to the Archdiocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection at 410-547-5348, Victims Assistance Hotline at 1-866-417-7469, Anne Arundel Department of Social Services 410-721-8400 (24 Hours/Day), or 911.