Child and Vulnerable Adult Reporting Procedures:
If you witness, suspect, or know of child and/or vulnerable adult abuse, YOU MUST FILE A REPORT WITHIN 48 HOURS!
Contact Civil Authorities:
Department of Family and Protective Services
1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.
If Church Personnel Is Involved In Alleged Abuse:
Step One— Contact Civil Authorities.
Step Two— Contact one of the following:
· Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach, Vicki L. Pyatt, LMSW, at (361) 827-7186 or email
· Bishop or Chancellor of the Diocese of Victoria at (361) 573-0828; and Written Allegations Should Be Sent To:
Office of the Bishop
P. O. Box 4070
Victoria, Texas 77903
Mark as “Personal and Confidential”
We will also help you bring your concerns to church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria. If you are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact Vicki L. Pyatt.
All adults who are working in the Diocese of Victoria with youth at Catholic Schools in classrooms or involved with athletics, Scout leaders and adult volunteers, youth ministry, Religious Education teachers and aides, as well as those adults who come in contact with vulnerable adults when taking Communion to homes are required to complete Safe Environment requirements before being involved in the noted areas.
Immaculate Conception’s Safe Environment Coordinator is John Zarbock. Mr. Zarbock may be contacted through the rectory at (361) 645-3095. Training sessions are held frequently throughout the year. Scheduled training sessions may be found on the Diocese of Victoria website at www.dioceseofvictoria.org.