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
eneil@diobpt.org


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
bgriffen@diobpt.org

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   

How To Report an Incident

> Download an Incident Report (PDF)


The Safe Environments Office is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all children in our Diocese.

How to Report: Questions & Answers
Reportando una Alegación de Abuso Sexual Infantil Dentro de la Diócesis de Bridgeport


Am I required to report suspected sexual abuse or other abuse of a minor?
The answer is YES! Any personnel of the Diocese who have actual knowledge of or have reasonable cause to suspect misconduct against a minor by any personnel of the Diocese must report that information immediately.


Who do I report to?
Any personnel of the Diocese of Bridgeport who have actual knowledge of or have reasonable cause to suspect misconduct against a minor by any personnel of the Diocese must report that information immediately to:

Ms. Erin Neil, L.C.S.W., Director of Safe Environments: (203) 650-3265

If you are a mandated reporter, you must also directly report any incident of sexual abuse of a minor to:

The State of Connecticut Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: (800) 842-2288

Anyone can make a report to The State of Connecticut Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. As an employee or volunteer, you should also report any incident involving sexual abuse of a minor to your immediate supervisor.

Contact information for reporting suspected abuse in all states


What if I am unsure? What if I don't know?
When in doubt, REPORT!!!


Other Important Contact Information
Mandated Reporters are also obligated to report directly to D.C.F. or to the Police. This document is in addition to mandated reporting guidelines.


For any questions or concerns, you may also contact:
Ms. Erin Neil, L.C.S.W.
Director, Office of Safe Environments
(203) 416-1406
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Reportando una Alegación de Abuso Sexual Infantil Dentro de la Diócesis de Bridgeport

¿Estoy obligado/a por ley, a reportar un incidente sospechoso de abuso sexual de un menor de edad?
La respuesta es AFIRMATIVA. Todo personal de la Diócesis que tenga conocimiento razonable o causa sospechosa de que se haya cometido un abuso contra un menor por alguna otra persona de la iglesia DEBE reportar la información inmediatamente.

¿A Quién DEBO REPORTAR El INCIDENTE?
Notifique inmediatamente a: ERIN NEIL (203) 650-3265

Debe también notificar a su supervisor inmediato.

¿Qué pasa si no estoy seguro? ¿Qué Pasa si no se exactamente qué hacer?
Aunque este inseguro......... ¡¡¡¡REPORTE!!!!

OTRO CONTACTO INPORTANTE DE INFORMACION

Reportadores Obligados por ley, tienen la obligación de reportar cualquier incidente de abuso sexual infantil al Departamento de Servicios Sociales del estado (D.C.F.). Este documento es adicional a las normas ya establecidas, de reportar el abuso infantil.

TELEFONO a LLAMAR EN CONNECTICUT. "HOTLINE" Para abuso y negligencia infantil: 1-800-842-2288

Véase el informe adjunto de Requerimientos legales de Connecticut con respecto al Abuso Sexual y Negligencia Infantil.