The Catholic Project seeks to provide details on how to report sexual abuse as well as information for survivors of sexual abuse, families, and researchers.

Survivors Reporting Abuse Families / Friends


The Catholic Project seeks to provide details on how to report sexual abuse as well as information for survivors of sexual abuse, families, and researchers.



Families / Friends

Faith-Based Resources

U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services Child Welfare Information Gateway

List of resources and articles on how faith-based communities respond to child welfare and other acts of violence

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Link to publication "Guide to Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence for Faith-Based Organizations and Religious Institutions" and links to resources

Faith Trust Institute (Multi-faith)

National, multi-faith, multicultural training and education organization working to end sexual and domestic violence

Faith Trust Institute (Muslim children)

Responding to the sexual abuse of Muslim children

Faith Trust Institute (Muslim women)

Domestic Violence and Muslim Women FAQs

Stop It Now

Guide for safety planning for faith-based organizations

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Resources for faith-based responses to sexual violence

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

List of resources for faith-based organizations in preventing and responding to SA

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Interfaith resources in combating domestic abuse

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Information, Help with, healing from, and protection against abuse targeted toward a Mormon audience

Good Practice Project (Muslim)

Crisis intervention for Muslim women experiencing sexual violence or assault in New Zealand

GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)

Resources and practical guidelines for Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse


Guide to protecting children from online sexual exploitation

Spirit Fire

Spirit Fire is a partnership with survivor leaders who are cultivating inspired and renewed relationships for all hurt by abuse and all members of the Catholic Church, rejecting cynicism and fostering ever-deepening faith and compassionate connections.

Native American Resources

Mending the Sacred Hoop

Native American and tribal-specific on preventing and responding to sexual abuse

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country.

Catholic-specific resources

Daniel Coalition

Group of lay Catholics who seek to end sexual abuse in the clergy and specifically the Diocese of Lansing, MI. Provides legal representation and offers mental health referrals.

Catholic Women's Forum

Survey of U.S. Catholic Women on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis. There is also more information about what CWF has submitted to the Vatican for review

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

The Dallas Charter. A comprehensive set of procedures originally established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse. It was revised in 2005, 2011, and 2018.
Resources about the sexual abuse of children.
Information for women who have experienced sexual abuse .
Resources for people who have experienced sexual abuse in the church .
List of Victim Assistance Coordinators for dioceses across the nation

Pontifical Gregorian University

Basic training and specialized formation for people working in the field of safeguarding minors, by the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) of the Pontifical Gregorian University

Information on Non-Contact Offenses


Information about internet facilitated sexual offenses

The Global Prevention Project

Information on specific treatment programming via individual and group psycho-educational support for non-contact specific sex offenses.