Make a Report
Make a Report
Please call 911 if a child is in immediate danger or has been injured.
Reporting abuse and neglect in Illinois
Call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) hotline:
- 1-800-25ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
- 1-217-524-2606 (if calling from outside of Illinois)
- 1-800-358-5117 TTY
To report non-life threatening and non-emergency incidents of abuse or neglect of a child, you may make a report through DCFS’s Online Child Neglect Reporting System:
State of Illinois | Online Child Abuse Neglect Reporting
For additional information on reporting to DCFS
Child Protection - Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (illinois.gov)
We are here to listen and support you. Our team is dedicated to helping victims/survivors through the reporting of any instances of abuse you have experienced by church personnel of the Diocese of Joliet and also to assist in your healing process. We strongly encourage you to make an initial report to the local civil authorities and then/or at the same time as you contact our office. We greatly appreciate your vulnerability and courage in sharing your story.
Our diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator receives reports of the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. Please contact Lori Chassee, the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 815-263-6467.