Letter from Cardinal Tobin regarding introduction of EthicsPoint

Cardinal Tobin

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The Archdiocese of Newark and its parishes, schools and other ministries are committed to proclaiming the Gospel, forming missionary disciples, and faithfully serving all of God’s people, especially the poor. To fulfill the mission of our Church, we must always conduct our work in an ethical manner.

Together we are stewards of this local Church, and one of our significant responsibilities is to manage the financial resources entrusted to our care. The Archdiocese of Newark is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethics and strives for accountability and transparency in all we do in serving our mission. Our stewardship includes financial transparency and responsibility.

We are grateful for the generous financial support of the faithful of our vast Archdiocese that permits us to carry out our mission to proclaim the Gospel and perform charitable works throughout the four counties in which we serve (Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union).

High standards of professional behavior are always expected from all serving in the Archdiocese. These expectations are outlined within our Conduct Policies.

To help ensure that we provide an environment that strengthens our Church, safeguards vital resources entrusted to us, and upholds the highest standards, we are implementing EthicsPoint, an independent reporting system that allows anyone to report concerns regarding financial misconduct or violations of our conduct*.

A person reporting concerns can identify themself or remain anonymous.

To make a report: call (844) 675-7687 to speak with an EthicsPoint-trained specialist or click here.

I hope the implementation of this new platform reminds us of our obligation to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us and continue to move our Archdiocese forward in our commitment through accountability and transparency in the many ways in which we serve the people of this local Church. Let us continue to work together in the vineyard to become always better stewards in the Lord.

Sincerely yours in Christ the Redeemer,

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Newark

* It is important to note that any person who wishes to report an incident of sexual abuse should contact the Office of the Protection of the Faithful immediately by calling 973-497-4254.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: .

Our Commitment

Archdiocese of Newark is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. Our Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

Archdiocese of Newark is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by an independent third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Code of Conduct, as well as other Archdiocesan polices and standards.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.