Victim Assistance Contact

The first obligation of the Church with regard to victims is for healing and reconciliation. The Western Dominican Province wishes to reach out to every person who has been a victim of sexual abuse as a minor by anyone in church service, whether that abuse is recent or occurred in the past.

If you have information regarding possible abuse by a Western Dominican friar, or any of our employees, please call our Vicar Provincial.  He will set up an appointment to meet with you, along with Mrs. Barbara Daniels, the other member of our Province Victim Assistance team.

Fr. Michael Fones, OP
Dominican Provincial Office
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, CA 94618
Office: (510) 658-8722 ext. 306
Fax: (510) 658-1061
Email: socius@opwest.org

We will help you with arrangements for counseling assistance with a therapist of your choice. Other assistance may be available if you wish, and depending upon the circumstances.

Attorneys representing clients should contact the provincial office at:

Dominican Provincial Office
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, California 94618

While we treat all information that we receive confidentially, please be aware that all reports of child sexual abuse will be reported to local law enforcement agencies and the diocese in which they occurred.