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You may make a report of suspected sexual abuse at the Diocese of Belleville' s Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-640-3044. This toll-free telephone number has been established as part of our effort to protect children, young people and other vulnerable people in our schools, parishes and ministries. This line is for reporting suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse within our institutions and ministries only. If you have some other type of complaint, please call the appropriate Diocesan school, parish or office directly. Unless your call involves a report of suspected sexual abuse, it will receive no action by leaving a message on the hotline.

The Diocese is committed to preventing child abuse before it occurs and to identifying child abuse once it has occurred. By raising the awareness and understanding of abuse issues among priests, deacons, religious men and women, employees, contract workers, volunteers and other adults who work with or have substantial contact with children under the care of a parish, school or agency and by increasing their knowledge and ability to deal effectively with child abuse issues once they arise, risks to child safety can be greatly reduced. By educating children on how to be safe and stay safe, the Diocese will enhance the ability of children to protect themselves and encourage an environment that allows children to communicate any potential endangerment.

 

All clergy, employees and adult volunteers must complete the following to be compliant with the Diocese's Child Protection Policy:

  • Initial Child Protection Training
  • Yearly Online Refresher Course
  • Employment or Volunteer Application
  • DCFS CANTS forms (completed every 2 years)
  • Fingerprinting (all school employees hired after July 1, 2007)
  • State of Illinois Criminal Background Checks (all volunteers in a leadership position)

Judge Stephen McGlynn, Chairperson
Msgr. John T. Myler, V.F., Vice Chairperson
Msgr. John McEvilly, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia (Ex Officio)
Monica Hatch
Msgr. Daniel Jurek
Nancy Mudd Lynn Muscarello, Administrator/Director, Child Protection (Ex Officio)
Msgr. Marvin Volk



Colleen Cox
Sr. Joan Hornick
Tom Posnanski
Donald Sax
Msgr. Marvin Volk
Msgr. John McEvilly, Ex Officio
Lynn Muscarello, Ex Officio

Contact

Catholic Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue

Building #6
Belleville, IL 62221
Fax: 618-212-0055

Director of Child Protection Services
Lynn Muscarello
618-722-5026 
lmuscarello@diobelle.org

Administrative Assistant
Mary Ellen Ache
618-722-5055
mache@diobelle.org

Child Sexual Abuse Hotline:
1-800-640-3044