Reporting Child Abuse

Clergy, school employees (all levels of education), and other mandatory reporters are required by law to report (or cause to be reported) suspected child abuse to the Department of Human Services or to a law enforcement agency. The Abbey expects all mandatory reporters to fulfill this legal obligation and to report the matter immediately to the Coordinator of the Office of Child Protection.

The Abbey requires its personnel and seminarians, that are not mandatory reporters under Oregon law, to voluntarily report suspected child abuse when they have reasonable grounds to do so. Such reports should be made to the Department of Human Services or to a law enforcement agency and to the Coordinator for the Office of Child Protection.