Victims Assistance

Maintaining safe environments and protecting minors, children and vulnerable adults is one of the utmost priorities of the Franciscan Friars Assumption BVM Province. Our commitment to transparency and accountability is consistent with our zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse and misconduct of any kind. Our policies and procedures are compliant with established national standards of the Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and Praesidium, Inc. – an independent agency that assesses the sexual abuse policies of private and public organizations. Praesidium regularly monitors, assesses, evaluates, and accredits BVM’s sexual abuse policies and procedures.

If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of sexual abuse by a member of Assumption BVM Province, report it to your local authorities and please contact the Victims Abuse Hotline Number at (414) 430-3861 or send an email to abvm-ofm@thefranciscans.net.

Assumption BVM Province
9230 W. Highland Park Ave.
Franklin, WI 53132

Click the logo above for a copy of the “Policy for Ethical Behavior in Ministry”