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Victims Assistance

 

Society understands that incidents of sexual misconduct by priests and other diocesan employees is the cause of severe spiritual and emotional harm. The Diocese of Oakland is committed to addressing this problem, not only as an employer, but also as the bearer of the Gospel message of reconciliation and healing.

The following policies, procedures and resources are meant to inform and facilitate the reporting process.

Policy of the Diocese of Oakland Regarding Sexual Misconduct, English

Poliza de la Diocesis de Oakland, Spanish

 

Diocesan Procedures for Reporting Sexual Misconduct
English

Procedimientos Para Reportar Abuso Sexual, Spanish

 

Diocesan Review Board

Ministry for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

 

For further reference, please see:

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and Essential Norms *

* Published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Anyone wishing to report any allegation of sexual misconduct by any Clergy or Diocesan employee should contact Local Law Enforcement and:

Rev. Robert M. Herbst, OFM Conv
Interim Coordinator for Victims Assistance
Diocese of Oakland
2121 Harrison St., Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612
(510) 267-8334
rherbst@oakdiocese.org

Or contact a survivor at:

Survivor Advocacy
(510) 267-8373

Survivor Advocacy
survivors@oakdiocese.org