For Volunteers (Ethical Reporters)

Within 24 hours:

1.)  It is the responsibility of Ethical Reporters to comply with the expectation of The Diocese of San Jose, which requires all volunteers to report any and all suspicion, or awareness of abuse to Civil Authorities (Child Protective Services (CPS), Adult Protective Services (APS), and/or the Police Department in the city where the alleged incident occurred); and a Diocesan Mandated Reporter; and the Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults immediately (within 24 hours) and assist with the reporting process.

2.)  Call CPS-Child Protective Services (or APS-Adult Protective Services.)

Within 36 hours:

3.) Furthermore, we recommend you (as the Volunteer/Ethical Reporter) provide a list of resources to the alleged victim(s).

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