If you become aware of or have a reasonable suspicion of abuse you are required to report within 24 hours by Georgia law.

Reports of child abuse and neglect

Can be made by phone to

1-855-GA CHILD

24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Archdiocesan policy requires for a follow up letter to be sent to your local DFCS office detailing all the information provided to the intake center in order to keep records of our response to allegations of abuse. A copy of the letter also needs to be sent to the Office of Child and Youth Protection.

We are Here to Listen and Take Action!
You Matter. You are Family.
Archdiocesan 24 hour Abuse Reporting Hotline


REMEMBER: Your Role is to Report.

There is to be no investigation by you or anyone else at the parish, mission, school, or diocesan level.

If allegation of abuse involves any member of the clergy, employee, or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, you must contact the Office of the District Attorney and the Office of Child and Youth Protection in addition to DFCS within 24 hours.

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