Pastoral Care & Conciliation
This section contains documents & resources pertaining to sexual abuse or misconduct. The spokesperson for the St. Joseph Province on matters related to sexual abuse/misconduct is Amy Peterson, director of the Office of Pastoral Care & Conciliation.
1927 N. Fourth St.
Milwaukee WI 53212
Phone: 414.374.8841, Ext. 22
Secured FAX: 414.409.7039
If you, or anyone you know, has experienced abuse by a friar, employee or volunteer for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, no matter where or when, we urge you to:
- call law enforcement to submit a report;
- contact the police or sheriff's office where the abuse occurred: www.usacops.com
You may also choose to contact the director of the Office of Pastoral Care and Conciliation who will take your report and explain any special supportive services available. The director will provide a compassionate response to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse from a person in a position of trust within the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph. The information you provide will be forwarded to the law enforcement agency in the county where the abuse occurred.
Reporting abuse is never easy. We have created a process which is as safe and confidential as possible, given legal requirements.
Three most important things to remember:
- You are never alone
- It is never your fault
- Healing is possible