Office of Safe Environments • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

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

The Bishop Renews Safe Environments

Ms. Erin Neil, L.C.S.W., Director of Safe Environments and Victim Assistance Coordinator

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has reconstituted the Review Board of the Diocese of Bridgeport with the announcement of new board members and the reappointment of long-time members.

The Review Board was formed in 2002 by Bishop William E. Lori to oversee the implementation of the diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy and to function as a consultative body to the bishop. Review Boards are required in all U.S. dioceses as a direct result of The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Charter)… Read More

Press Release

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has Named Judge Mary. K. Huffman of Centerville, Ohio; Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald J. Schmid of Granger, Indiana, and Marriage and Family Therapist Nelle Moriarty of Rochester, Minnesota to four-year terms on the U.S. bishops’ National Review Board. Their terms begin in June. Read More

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Important Links & Downloads

State of CT Department of Children and Family Services training (PPT)
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in the State of CT (PDF)
Overview and Facts of the Diocese of Bridgeport Safe Environment Program (PDF)
Child Abuse Prevention Resources for Parishes and Parents (DOC)
Tips for Parents on Internet “Sexting” & Teens (PDF)
Guidelines for Parents and Teens on Internet Photos (PDF)
Personal Safety Brochure (DOC)

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