The Jesuits and employees of the Midwest Jesuits are committed to the personal care of all individuals, especially the young and those who are physically or intellectually challenged. The USA Midwest Province is fully accredited by Praesidium, Inc, an organization providing consultation, risk management assessment, policy development, and training materials for use in preventing sexual misconduct and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. The province maintains Praesidium Accreditation through periodic audits by Praesidium’s independent auditors.
How to Report an Allegation of Abuse
If you believe that you, or someone you know, has been abused by a Jesuit or a province employee, you are urged to advise the Midwest Jesuits by calling or emailing Marjorie O’Dea, director, Office of Safe Environment at 773-975-6363, or in writing to Marjorie O’Dea at 1010 N. Hooker Street, Chicago, IL, 60642. You are also advised to contact the appropriate law enforcement or child-protection agency in the location in which the incident took place. Online resources are available below.
Jesuits With Established Allegations of Abuse
In December 2018, the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus released a list of the names and assignments of Jesuits with an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in this region since 1955.
Law Enforcement and Child Protection Agency Resources
Michigan Department of Human Resources
Michigan State Police
Minnesota Department of Human Resources
Minnesota State Police
Nebraska Department of Human Resources
Nebraska State Police
North Dakota Department of Human Resources
North Dakota State Police
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio
Ohio State Police Department
South Dakota Department of Human Resources
South Dakota Police Department
Dept. of Health & Family Services
Wisconsin Police Departments