Safe Environment Information

Child & Youth Protection

Bishop William D. Byrne encourages anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse by representatives (Clergy, educators, employees or volunteers) of the Roman Catholic Church to come forward by contacting the Office of Safe Environment & Victim Assistance, at (413) 452-0624, confidential toll free number at 800-842-9055 or email

Bishop Byrne encourages victims of sexual abuse to contact law enforcement if they believe a crime has been committed.

  • Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office: (413) 443-5951
  • Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, Clergy Sex Abuse Hotline: (413) 800-2958
  • Northwestern District Attorney’s Office: (413) 586-9225

Michael Collins, Director

For further resources and detailed information, please click on this link to visit the Diocese of Springfield - Office of Child and Youth Protection website: