Office of Safe Environments • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT


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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.

Click here to read our Safe Environment January 2020 Newsletter
Boletin de Noticias Ambientes Seguros Enero 2020

Featured News

Statement on Fr. Marin-Cardona December 11, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,         December 6, 2019

I am writing to inform you that I have placed Reverend Jaime Marin-Cardona on Administrative Leave after being informed by state Department of Children and Families (DCF) that it has substantiated allegations of abuse after a lengthy investigation.


Featured Event

Survivors of sexual abuse express hope

DANBURY—For 40 years, David D’Andrea kept a secret from the rest of the world, a secret so dark and spiritually corrosive that it affected his health and led to post-traumatic stress disorder.



Click to read the 2015 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


Audio Interviews with Director Erin Neil



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)