Bishop Conley wants to meet with any Victims of Abuse

Contact Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-613-2488 to set up a meeting.

Victim Assistance

One of the first concerns of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is for the healing and reconciliation of victims. Through a Victim Assistance Coordinator, dioceses reach out to victims, the survivors of abuse, and their families, with a sincere commitment to their spiritual and emotional well-being.

The Victim Assistance Coordinator has three key responsibilities: providing advocacy, outreach, and pastoral assistance to victims of sexual abuse by church personnel, especially to those who were/are minors at the time of the abuse; engaging the diocesan community in education, training, and abuse prevention efforts; and participating in and coordinating with the personnel misconduct response team.

The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Lincoln is Jessica Compton-Crocker, a wife and mother of two, she is a member of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Parish in Lincoln. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Compton-Crocker has a background in counseling for individuals, couples, families, and businesses. She has provided counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, worked with at risk populations, and has served on various multidisciplinary teams. Compton-Crocker holds a firm belief that each person should be granted a safe place to share their story and even in the midst of hurt and pain, healing can occur. She encourages anyone who has ever experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, or boundary violations by church personnel to contact her. In addition, anyone with information, speculations, allegations of misconduct, or concerns are also encouraged to contact Jessica Compton-Crocker. Regardless of age, status within the church, or prior reports, please contact Jessica Compton-Crocker. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 402-613-2488.

Victim Assistance Coordinator
Jessica Compton-Crocker
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
402-613-2488

Safe Environment

In accord with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, all dioceses in the U.S. have Safe Environment programs which assist parents, children, and those who work with children in preventing harm to young people. 

In the Diocese of Lincoln, the Safe Environment Learning Community is hosted by Catholic Mutual Group.  Exclusively for the clergy, religious, staff, volunteers, and parents of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, it is designed to inform, instruct, and alert those who take part in it about the moral and physical dangers that could potentially affect the children of God who are placed under our care.  Read more about our Protection of Youth.

The Safe Environment Coordinator for the Diocese of Lincoln is Jeff Hohlen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-314-2899.  Jeff is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He worked for 14 years in the UNL Police Department and one year for the Office of Dean of Students at UNL. Jeff’s primary duties are the implementation of the norms and recommendations in the USCCB’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Reporting Misconduct

The first step in the report of any crime or suspected crime is to call law enforcement. Nebraska law requires all suspicions of child abuse or neglect to be reported to law enforcement or DHHS (Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-652-1999).

The purpose of the anonymous Reporting Hotline and Website, from the nationally known company NAVEX Global, is to assist persons in making reports to Diocese of Lincoln of any misconduct involving diocesan personnel. This hotline is not a substitute or alternative to calling law enforcement; it is intended to offer an additional opportunity to make sure any wrong in the Church is uncovered and reported. It provides a way for employees, volunteers, parishioners, and other interested parties to report financial misconduct, code of conduct violations, or internal control concerns, and makes it easier for victims and others to come forward and to be anonymous if they wish.

The Misconduct Reporting Hotline and Website allows for all kinds of concerns and complaints – of sexual misconduct, boundary violations, suspicious behavior, financial impropriety or any other potential wrongs – to be brought out into the open. Bishop Conley encourages people to report anything that make them uncomfortable, even if they may not be crimes or constitute “abuse.”  You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations of the diocese's Adult and Youth Protocols.

The Misconduct Hotline is: 1-844-527-0596 (English and Spanish) or Reporting Website: lincolndiocese.ethicspoint.com.

Go to: Diocese of Lincoln Protection of Youth

Reporting Hotlines

Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Nebraska law requires all suspicions of child abuse or neglect to be reported to law enforcement or DHHS (Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-652-1999).

Reporting Misconduct
Notify the Diocese of Lincoln of any misconduct involving diocesan personnel via the misconduct hotline: 1-844-527-0596 (English and Spanish) or reporting website: lincolndiocese.ethicspoint.com.

Denuncia de abuso o negligencia infantil
La ley de Nebraska requiere que todas las sospechas de abuso o negligencia infantil se informen a las autoridades policiales o al DHHS (Línea directa de abuso infantil: 1-800-652-1999 - indica español).

Reportar Conducta Indebida
Notifique a la Diócesis de Lincoln sobre cualquier conducta indebida relacionada con el personal de la diócesis llamando a la línea directa de conducta indebida: 1-844-527-0596 (inglés y español).

Báo cáo Lạm dụng hoặc Bỏ bê Trẻ em
Luật Nebraska yêu cầu tất cả các nghi ngờ về hành vi ngược đãi hoặc bỏ bê trẻ em được báo cáo cho cơ quan thực thi pháp luật hoặc DHHS (Đường dây nóng lạm dụng trẻ em: 1-800-652-1999).

Báo cáo hành vi sai trái
Thông báo cho Giáo phận Lincoln về bất kỳ hành vi sai trái nào liên quan đến nhân viên giáo phận bằng cách gọi đường dây nóng về hành vi sai trái: 1-844-527-0596.

 
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