If you've been sexually exploited
or abused by a priest, brother, sister or lay person employed by the
Diocese of Arlington or by a church volunteer in service to a parish
or school or other church organization, we want to help you.
We realize that bringing a misconduct complaint to
authorities and/or to the Diocese of Arlington can be a frightening
experience and we want to make the process as safe and as comfortable
as possible. We promise to be open and respectful of your complaint.
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinators:
Patricia Mudd 703-841-2537
Rosa Colello 703-841-2579 (Eng/Span)
Aneliz Sipe 703-841-2530 (Eng/Span)
Please keep in mind that the Diocese of
Arlington is required by law and the diocesan child protection policy to
report the abuse of a minor to the proper authorities. The State of
Virginia Child Protective Services’ 24-hour toll-free statewide
hotline is 800-552-7096. Contact information for local Departments of
Social Services in Virginia, and contact numbers for Washington, D.C.,
and military bases can be found in our Policy on the Protection of
People and Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and/or Child Abuse, online at
The Victim Assistance Coordinator will take the
information about the abuse, offer personal counseling and will ask
your permission to advise church officials, specifically the Moderator
of the Curia, about your complaint.
Yes. We can also help you bring your complaint to
church officials outside the Diocese of Arlington if the abuse
occurred in another diocese or church jurisdiction and you now reside
within the Diocese of Arlington.
Yes. The Church will offer assistance in cases of abuse by any church employee or volunteer.
Yes. Bishop Loverde is willing to meet personally with victims of sexual abuse.
Priests of the diocese are available for spiritual
assistance and counseling. The diocese has offered and will continue
to offer Masses for the Healing of victims of sexual abuse (dates are
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Victim Assistance CoordinatorsPatricia Mudd, MSW, ACSW
Tel: 703-841-2537Rosa Colello, MA
Tel: 703-841-2759Aneliz Sipe, MA. L.P.C
Tel: 703-841-2530Diocese of Arlington
200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22203
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