Wisconsin DOJ encourages survivors to report clergy and faith leader abuse

Website provides confidential place to submit reports, find victim support
Attorney General Josh Kaul underscores need to connect victims with services and require accountability.

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — Wisconsin’s attorney general is encouraging survivors of clergy or faith leader abuse to report it to the state’s Department of Justice.

Attorney General Josh Kaul says the state’s victim services specialists can help survivors in a safe and confidential way.

“We want to get to the bottom of this, both so we can connect survivors to services, but also so we can help get some measure of accountability,” Kaul says. “Hopefully by working with the dioceses to update their lists of credibly accused priests as the facts dictate …  we can work to prevent this from ever happening again.”

Survivors can either make a phone call or submit an online report.

Those who make a report can choose how much information they want to share.

To report abuse, you can contact the DOJ at (877) 222-2620.

You can submit a report online or find resources at the DOJ’s website: supportsurvivors.widoj.gov