As part of its efforts to protect minors and the vulnerable, the Diocese of Owensboro requires Safe Environment compliance on a five-year cycle for clergy, religious, employees, and all volunteers working with minors. The diocese uses CMG Connect, developed by Catholic Mutual Group, to coordinate its compliance requirements.
Who must be in compliance?
- Clergy and religious serving the Diocese of Owensboro
- All employees serving the diocese, parish, or diocesan school
- Volunteers supervising minors
How to Report
To report suspected abuse, call the Kentucky Child Protection Hot Line: 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597- 2331 (Toll Free) or contact your local Commonwealth Attorney.
To report abuse to the diocese, current or past, by anyone acting in the name of the Church, call Scott Ingram, Pastoral Assistance Coordinator (English) at 270-852- 8380 or Miguel Quintanilla, Pastoral Assistance Coordinators (Spanish) at 270-880-8360.
You may also visit the Office of Safe Environment (owensborodiocese.org/safe) for more information.
To make a report of sexual abuse of a minor and related misconduct by bishops, go to ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562.
The Diocese of Owensboro has a website dedicated to Safe Environment. You can find information on Safe Environment classes, how to report possible abuse, all the necessary documents and forms, and tools and resources.