Safe Environment Weekly Update – 3/14/2022
Did you know…..The Diocese of Bridgeport policies and procedures for protecting children, youth and vulnerable adults goes beyond the requirements established by the U.S.C.C.B. Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. All contracts and agreements for work being performed in our schools and parishes require the employees who will be onsite to complete Safe Environment training, clear a criminal background check and acknowledge receipt of our Safe Environment Handbook. This expands the number of safe adults considerably. In fact, more than 8,000 tenants, vendors and Independent Contractors in our Diocese have completed the VIRTUS training program since 2003.
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.