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Victims Assistance


Sister Maureen O'Connell, Victims Assistance Coordinator

Phone: 713.654.5799
Fax: 713.659.6814
Email Sister Maureen O'Connell
Location:Downtown Chancery

The Victims Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves as the primary contact person for persons who were sexually abused as a minor (less than 18 years of age) by clergy, employees or volunteer ministers of the Church. The Coordinator works to establish and maintain a relationship of trust between the diocese and the victims.

The Victims Assistance Coordinator offers pastoral outreach, in the name of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to those victims/survivors of sexual abuse as a minor. This office also coordinates victim/survivor support groups and other therapeutic and pastoral assistance.

United with the Lord, who is ever faithful in caring for His people, the Victim's Assistance Coordinator seeks to help heal the pain and suffering caused by sexual misconduct within the Church.

Important Victims Assistance Documents

Policy for Reporting Suspected Abuse of a Minor (English)

Policy for Reporting Suspected Abuse of a Minor (Spanish)

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Archdiocesan Policy and Procedure for Investigating Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Clergy Against a Minor