Filing A Complaint


Mary Ann C. Deibel-Braun, is the assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Buffalo. Ms. Deibel-Braun is an expert in the field of sexual abuse, will coordinate assistance for the immediate pastoral care of persons who claim to have been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other church personnel.

Ms. Deibel-Braun's appointment is part of the continuing implementation by the Diocese of Buffalo of The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the Essential Norms connected with the charter that was approved by the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last year.

The diocese has also set up a confidential hotline for individuals who wish to file a sexual abuse complaint. The telephone number to contact Ms. Deibel-Braun is (716) 895-3010. Written complaints can be sent to Ms. Deibel-Braun at Catholic Charities, 3370 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore New York 14217. Her e-mail address is

Click here for a printable form to file a complaint of abuse to the Diocese of Buffalo (Adobe Acrobat .pdf file).

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