How to Report Abuse of Minors

If a Child is in Immediate Danger, Call 911.

The Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children and young people. If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911. If not in immediate danger, please call the State of Arkansas Hotline for Crimes Against Children at (800) 482-5964. After contacting the civil authorities, please follow these steps:

— If your report is regarding abuse by a bishop, go to Report Catholic Bishop Abuse.

— If your report is regarding abuse by a priest, deacon, religious or other member of Church personnel, please e-mail Deacon Matthew Glover, chancellor for canonical affairs, or call him at (501) 664-0340, ext. 361. Then for victim assistance, e-mail Laura Gottsponer, LCSW, victim assistance coordinator, or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 425.

— If you prefer to report abuse to the diocese by mail, please send a letter to Laura Gottsponer, LCSW, victim assistance coordinator. Or address your letter to Deacon Matthew Glover, chancellor for canonical affairs. See addresses below.

Laura Gottsponer, LCSW
Victim Assistance Coordinator
Diocese of Little Rock
P.O. Box 7565
Little Rock, AR 72217-7565

Deacon Matthew Glover
Chancellor for Canonical Affairs
Diocese of Little Rock
P.O. Box 7565
Little Rock, AR 72217-7565

Arkansas Clergy Disclosure List

Click the button above to see the list of those clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. This list is being published as part of the Diocese of Little Rock’s ongoing commitment to transparency and to encourage persons sexually abused by clergy or by anyone working on behalf of the Church to come forward.

Victim Assistance

For pastoral assistance, please e-mail or call the victim assistance coordinator, Laura Gottsponer, LCSW, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 425. For more information, visit the Diocese of Little Rock Safe Environment Program or the U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.