Diocese of San Jose (DSJ) volunteers are considered “ethical reporters,” as opposed to employees who are “mandated reporters,” and it is the responsibility of such ethical reporters to comply with the expectation of the DSJ which requires all volunteers to report any and all suspicions and/or awareness of abuse to the appropriate authorities immediately (or as soon as practically possible within 24 hours): Child Protective Services (CPS), Adult Protective Services (APS), the local Police Department via 3-1-1 (non-emergency) or 9-1-1 (emergency), or the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 408-277-4102.
Additionally, ethical reporters are required to report such suspicion or awareness to a DSJ mandated reporter or the Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA) after reporting to the authorities, or if reporting assistance is needed. OPCVA Hotline 1-408-983-0141
To Report Abuse: You will need to provide the following information to authorities as available: victim name, age and contact information; alleged offender name and contact information; location(s) and date(s) of the alleged incident(s); and an incident statement. If this is a life-threatening emergency, CALL 9-1-1.