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The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:

1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 
1-800-392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and

2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and

3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at 816.812.2500 or crayon@ombidsmankscj.org, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact Victim Service Coordinator Kathleen Chastain at 
816.392.0011 or chastain@diocesekcsj.org for more information.

Office Of Child and Youth Protection at the Diocese Kansas City ~ St. Joseph

Carrie Cooper Director of Child and Youth Protection Office 816.714.2380


Joe Crayon Ombudsman 816.812.2500


Sherry Huffman Safe Environment Program Coordinator 816.714.2394


Kathleen Chastain, Victim Services Coordinator 816.392.0011

Sarah Para, Administrative Assistant 816.714.2384

Office of Child and Youth Protection

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