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To Report an Incident of Abuse

To report an incident of sexual abuse by any agent of the Diocese of Fall River (priest, deacon, religious, employee or volunteer), please contact Carolyn Shipp, the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Fall River Diocese, at 508-985-6508 or by email at

To Report Misconduct by Bishops

The dioceses of the Boston Province (see below) have in place a third party, independent system to report abuse by Catholic bishops. To report misconduct by a bishop including both an allegation of sexual abuse and any cover up by way of actions or omissions intended to conceal information or to interfere with investigations, please click here or call toll free 844-762-5208.
(Dioceses in the Boston Province are Boston, Fall River, Springfield and Worcester in Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Portland, Maine.)