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Safe Environment programs are well-established in all three Roman Catholic Dioceses in Connecticut. The Safe Environment program in the Diocese of Bridgeport has a full-time director, Ms. Erin Neil, L.C.S.W. Safe Environment programs oversee the implementation of Charter mandates including victim assistance, criminal background checks, written Codes of Conduct, and child sexual abuse awareness and prevention training for priests, deacons, lay employees, volunteers, children, and youth.

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

A Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse

Click here to read our Safe Environment January 2020 Newsletter

Boletin de Noticias Ambientes Seguros Enero 2020


Featured News

Survivors move forward in faith and hope July 5, 2023 - BRIDGEPORT—  Forgiveness and reconciliation are necessary for those trying to move their lives forward after abuse, but it’s a difficult journey, said members of the diocesan survivors of sexual abuse group at the recent Day of Hope, Healing and Recollection held at St. Margaret Shrine in Bridgeport.


Click to read the 2020 Safe Environments Handbook
Information on Safe Environments Training for parents and youth
Continuing Ed
Opportunities to learn more about Safe Environments
Past stories, events, and information about Safe Environments


August 27, 2021 • Prayer Service For Family Members and Friends of
Victims/Survivors Of Sexual Abuse As Minors

Protecting God’s Children – A Quick Reference Guide

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Child Lures Prevention

Visit this website dedicated to important information about the protection of our children for over 25 years.

Safe Environment Summary

Click to download the Safe Environment Outline Summary (PDF)