In the event that you suspect a child or vulnerable adult has been abused, it is important that you contact the appropriate authorities immediately. Please take the following steps:
- Call the Department of Social Services, or your local law enforcement agency. See list of phone numbers below.
- After being reported to civil authorities, contact your supervisor and follow the conversation with a written report.
- If the abuse has been perpetrated by clergy or other church personnel, contact a diocesan authority.
Law enforcement agencies investigate and prosecute those who abuse children. To report criminal sexual abuse of a minor, you may phone the following:
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services:
Offices of Community Services:
St. Mary: 337-828-5278
St. Mary: 985-384-1622
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911