Safe Enviroment Weekly Update: 5/9/2022
Did you know.. Training is provided for all adults and youth to identify warning signs and develop strategies for maintaining a safe environment for all. A designated Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to receive reports and accompany victims through their journey in every Diocese. A volunteer independent Review Board assists the Bishops in their review of cases and makes recommendations for moving forward. Our local Safe Environment Coordinators assists parish and school personnel with training and background screenings for anyone who may have access to children. An audit is conducted by an independent firm to evaluate implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Findings are incorporated with those of other dioceses and made available in an Annual Report.
To report abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult or an incident of child pornography in the Diocese of Bridgeport involving any person from the Church, call DCF at: 1.800.842.2288 and Erin Neil, L.C.S.W. at: 203.650.3265 or Michael Tintrup L.C.S.W. at: 203.241.0987. You may also contact a Third-Party reporting hotline at: www.lighthouse-services.com/diobpt or call: 833.990.0004or fill out a written report of abuse or neglect at the following link: www.bridgeportdiocese.org/safe-environments/incident-report-of-an-allegation-of-abuse-or-misconduct.