Reporting Child Abuse

Forms and Resources

The following forms and documents are for reporting child abuse.  If you have any questions regarding these forms, please call the Archdiocesan Victims Assistance Office at (213) 637-7650 or our toll-free number (800)-355-2545.

Responding to an Allegation of Suspected Child Abuse
Document outlining Procedures for Pastoral Response and Mandated Reporting of any allegation of Abuse or Neglect of a Minor.  (Revised 11/2015)


Suspected Child Abuse Report Form
The following forms are from the State of California Department of Justice.  For use by mandated reporters to notify a reporting agency (local law enforcement, county probation or county welfare department) about suspected cases of child abuse. Also may be used to cross-report to another reporting agency.

Form SS 8572 – Suspected Child Abuse Report Form

Form SS 8572 – General Instructions & Definitions