File a Complaint
The diocese has set up a confidential hotline for individuals
who wish to file a sexual abuse complaint. Call our Assistance Coordinator, Mary Ann C. Deibel-Braun, at 716-895-3010. Written complaints can be
sent to Ms. Deibel-Braun at Catholic Charities, 3719 Union Road, Suite
214, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a printable form to file a complaint of abuse to the Diocese of Buffalo (Adobe Acrobat PDF file).
Mary Ann C. Deibel-Braun, LCSW
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, a licensed clinical social worker, has been a
supervisor of Catholic Charities offices on Buffalo's West Side and in
Lackawanna. She has served as a bilingual senior counselor for Lake
Shore Behavioral Health in Buffalo; as a research associate and
consultant to the State University of New York Department of Family
Medicine Research and Development, and she has been an instructor at
several area colleges and universities, including Niagara University and
Buffalo State College.
She received a master's degree in social work from the University at
Buffalo and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Catholic University.
"I am here to help, and hope those in need will be comfortable taking
the first step and make contact with me," Deibel-Braun said. "The pain
of past losses often deepens an emotional crisis of distrust and one
feels abandoned and lost. It is my hope that together we can begin to
trust the healing process and move forward."
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.
Mary Ann C. Deibel-Braun, es la coordinadora asistente de la Diócesis
de Buffalo. Ms. Deibel-Braun es una experta en el campo del abuso
sexual, coordinará la ayuda para el cuidado pastoral inmediato de
personas que afirman haber sido sexualmente abusados cuando eran menores
por el clero o por algún otro personal de la iglesia.
La diócesis ha establecido una línea de asistencia confidencial para
las personas que deseen presentar una denuncia de abuso sexual. El
número de teléfono para comunicarse con Ms. Deibel-Braun es el (716)
895-3010. Las demandas presentadas por escrito pueden ser enviadas a
Ms. Deibel-Braun a Caridades Católicas, 3719 Union Road, Suite 214,
Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Su correo electrónico es email@example.com.
Oprima aquí para imprimir el formulario para presentar su denuncia a la Diócesis de Buffalo (Adobe Acrobat .pdf file).