HOW TO REPORT ABUSE
Individuals are urged to report incidents of abuse or suspicions of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. In an emergency situation, please contact local law enforcement authorities, usually by calling 911.
Situations involving abuse of minors should always first be reported to civil authorities at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at https://www.txabusehotline.org/ or by telephone at 1-800-252-5400.
If the allegation involves priests, deacons, or an employee of a parish or the Diocese, in addition to contacting appropriate civil authorities, please also notify or the Diocese of Dallas Victim Assistance Coordinator, Barbara Landregan at 214-379-2812.
If the allegation involves a member of Church leadership, including bishops, archbishops or cardinals, in addition to contacting appropriate civil authorities, please also notify Steve Martinez, a third-party contact established to receive these reports at 210-734-7786 or make notification through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ third party reporting system at https://reportbishopabuse.org or by telephone at 1-800-276-1562
Report Ethics Violations
The Diocese of Dallas is committed to ethical behavior and accountability. To make a report regarding violations of ethical behavior, visit the secure EthicsPoint website.
Categories for reporting include: accounting/financial; confidentiality; fraud/theft; gifts/donations; harassment/inappropriate behavior; misuse of resources; workplace safety; child and youth protection and school safety.