415 Sixth St., #300
Juneau, AK 99801-1074
Phone: (907) 586-2227 x 25
Fax: (907) 463-3237
According to diocesan policy, all clerics, lay and religious pastoral ministers and lay employees are required to report information concerning sexual abuse of a minor, sexual misconduct with an adult or harassment. Any other person may report such information. Both, those required as well as those encouraged to report, are to provide factual information objectively and impartially.
Those who have been victims of sexual abuse and misconduct by a cleric, lay or religious pastoral minister or employee of the Diocese of Juneau are urged to come forward. Such behavior harms all the members of the Church. Bringing the matter to light is a step toward healing and reconciliation. An initial complaint may be done in person or via some form of electronic communication. For a complaint to be formally received, however, it eventually will need to be submitted in written form and signed and dated.
Reports are made to: the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Juneau, Ms. Roberta Izzard, (907) 586-2227, ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org; the Vicar General for the Diocese of Juneau, Fr. Patrick J. Travers, (907) 723-7303 or email@example.com. A report also may be made directly to a pastor or supervisor who may relay a complaint to the appropriate diocesan figure. If a person has doubts about filing a complaint, they have the right to communicate their concern confidentially and anonymously with any ordained or lay/religious pastoral minister of the Diocese of Juneau. Individuals always retain the right to report a complaint directly to public authorities.
All complaints will be taken seriously and investigated following the Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors, Sexual Misconduct with Adults and Sexual Harassment, adopted by the Diocese of Juneau October 15, 2003. (Revised August 2009)
A REPORT PRESENTED TO THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS BY THE JOHN JAY COLLEGE RESEARCH TEAM
NEWS RELEASE: John Jay College Reports No Single Cause, Predictor of Clergy Abuse
WASHINGTON—A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, concluded that there was no single cause or predictor of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The report added that that situational factors and opportunity to abuse played a significant role in the onset and continuation of abusive acts.