Safe Environments Overview

Read an overview of Safe Environments (PDF)

For questions or concerns relating to Safe Environments, Background Checks, VIRTUS Awareness Training, Resources for Victims of Abuse or Mandated Reporting, please contact

Erin Neil
(203) 416-1406
(203) 650-3265

To schedule a VIRTUS facilitator to come onsite to conduct a live training at your school or parish

Bernadette Griffin, Safe Environment Program Assistant
Office (203) 416-1650
Cell (475) 988-5366

Welcome    Contact    Safe Environment Training (VIRTUS Registration & Re-Certification)    Dallas Charter

Q & A    Essential Norms    2015 Safe Environments Handbook    Report an Incident    Background Checks   

Mandated Reporting    Updates    List of Accused Clerics    Continuing Education Opportunities   

Safe Environments Handbook 2015

Download the 2015 Safe Environments Handbook (PDF)
Last updated: 12/02/2014

2015 Safe Environments Handbook Executive Summary - Polish (PDF)
2015 Safe Environments Handbook Executive Summary - Spanish (PDF)
2015 Safe Environments Handbook Executive Summary- Vietnamese (PDF)
2015 Safe Environments Handbook Executive Summary- Portuguese (PDF)
Last updated: 9/16/2015

Executive Summaries (from the 2015 Handbook)
Last Updated: 03/06/2015

Executive Summary for Clergy & Men in Formation

Executive Summary for Religious Sisters and Brothers

Executive Summary for Lay Employees

Executive Summary for Educators and Administrators

Executive Summary for Lay Volunteers

Executive Summary for Independent Contractors, Tenants & Vendors

Other Forms
Last Updated: 06/04/2015

Permission Form for Direct Electronic Communication with Minors