Reporting an Incident
The Diocese of La Crosse through its policies and procedures seeks to provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by any diocesan agent (bishop, priest, deacon, employee, religious, vendor, or volunteer). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should please fill out the report form and mail that report to:
Mrs. Karen Becker
Complaint Intake Agent
The Diocese of La Crosse
P.O. Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54602-4004
Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker at 608.791.0179 or [email protected].
To Report to Civil Authorities
To report to civil authorities, contact your local city police department or county sheriff’s department.
A directory of Wisconsin’s county sheriff’s departments can be found here.
To Receive Pastoral or Other Assistance
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are invited to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.
Such assistance can be received from:
Deacon Tom Skemp, Victim Assistance Coordinator at 608.792.9684