Protect & Heal

Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse

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 (clergy, employee, religious, vendors or volunteers). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to Bishop William P. Callahan at:

Diocese of La Crosse
P.O. Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54602-4004

Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Karen Becker, Victim Assistance Ministry, 608.519.8002 The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of Safe Environment or on the diocesan website at:

Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. Copies of the diocesan policy are available through your local parish and on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the Diocese of La Crosse and the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Teresa Brown, Diocese of La Crosse, at 608.791.2679;