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Community Notifications

Anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762. The Archdiocese of Seattle has a longstanding commitment to transparency, accountability and assistance to persons sexually abused by clergy or by anyone working on behalf of the Church.

If you are a victim of child sexual abuse or suspect abuse by clergy or anyone working on behalf of the Church, you may report it to our Pastoral Outreach Coordinator at 1-800-446-7762 or email All information received by the Pastoral Outreach Coordinator will be held in strictest confidence.

Safe Environment News - English
Research Article - February 2017
Vulnerable Adult Abuse (Part 2): Prevention and Proper Response
Research Article-January 2017
Vulnerable Adult Abuse (Part 1): A Closer Look at the Context and Reality
Research Article-December 2016
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By Dr. Sharon Doty
Research Article-November 2016
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Safe Environment News - Spanish
Research Article - January 2017
Cuando alguien cree que las reglas no se aplican
Research Article-December 2016
Defienda su posición con gracia y dignidad – Parte 2
Research Article-November 2016
Defienda su posición con gracia y dignidad – Parte 1
Research Article-October 2016
¿Qué hacemos con los delincuentes entre nosotros?

Community Notifications
Letter from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
To the clergy, religious, and laity of the Archdiocese of Seattle, and to all who have been impacted by the sinful actions of sexual abuse of minors by clergy or religious brothers or sisters.
Posted January 15, 2016
Letter from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain (Spanish)
Disclosure List
List of clergy and religious brothers and sisters for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible.
Updated June 15, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions

April-Child Abuse Prevention Month
USCCB Poster
Poster for distribution with the Archdiocesan hotline number
USCCB Prayers for Healing
Prayers for healing for victims of abuse
USCCB Facts and Figures
Child and Youth Protection Facts and Figures
USCCB Timeline of Milestones
Child and Youth Protection Milestones
Prayers of the Faithful
Prayers of the Faithful are suggested for use during Sunday Mass throughout April
Resources from US Dept. of Health & Human Services
Helping Your Child Heal from Trauma
Resources from US Dept. of Health & Human Services
Keeping Your Family Strong
Take 25 for Kids
25 ways to help keep children in our families and communities safe

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