Report Abuse or Misconduct

The Diocese of Jefferson City thoroughly investigates all reports of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, financial impropriety or other misconduct. 
We urge anyone who is a victim or witness of any misconduct to use one of the two avenues on this page to make a report — either through calling the abuse reporting contacts below, or leaving a message on the diocesan whistleblower hotline for financial, human resources or other concerns.


If you or someone you know has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church, believe in the possibility for hope, help and healing. 

Please contact:

  • The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1.800.392.3738
  • The Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1.800.392.0210
  • Your local civil authorities

Whistleblower Hotline — 573.635.0386

Anyone with a concern about misconduct at any entity within the Diocese of Jefferson City is urged to call our diocesan whistleblower hotline at 573.635.0386.

This hotline covers financial misconduct, human resources issues and any other concerns that should be investigated and addressed. 

Hotline callers will be asked to leave a voicemail message. The message will immediately be sent by email to three people — once Chancery employee and two laypeople who are not employees of the diocese. The three will confer and ensure the issue is properly investigated.

Any concerns that may involve illegal conduct should be immediately forwarded to law enforcement.

Accountability Reporting