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Youth Protection and Victim Assistance

How to Report Abuse

 If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse, call  the 24-hour Florida Child Abuse Hotline, at 1-800-962-2873. Or call the local Sherriff's Department and/ or the Diocesan Abuse Reporting Hotline, 1-850-435-3536

Youth Protection

 

All volunteers ages 18 and over are required to complete and be current with Safe Environment courses and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee BEFORE they can assist or serve with any ministry involving minors. 

Click here for: Youth Protection Information 

 

Victim Assistance

Our Diocese has Victim Assistance Coordinators who are trained counselors and available to help anyone sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or other church or school personnel.  At St. Paul Catholic Church, we have great concern, and hold in high regard, those who have suffered sexual abuse especially at the hands of the Church, including our Catholic Schools.

Victim Assistance Coordinator

let us help you find healing,

Pensacola area: Dr. Louis Makarowski 

PhD, PA  (850) 477-7181

We are committed to counseling and services to assist victims in their difficult journey in addressing years of pain and suffering, working with local and state authorities in preventing abuse, punishing those who perpetrate abuse and removing from ministry anyone credibly accused of sexual abuse.

For more information, please follow this link.