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.
BRIDGEPORT—Retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert Holzberg, who has led an independent investigation into the handling of the abuse crisis by the Diocese of Bridgeport, has released a report on his findings on Tuesday, October 1st at 11:00 am in a press conference.
The conference was streamed on the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Facebook page, as well as the Diocesan website.
The Judge presented a summary of the report detailing the findings of the investigation at the press conference. The final written report has been published in its entirety on our website, and a summary of the extensive document will be provided in the October issue of Fairfield County Catholic.
|Click here to read Bishop Caggiano’s letter|
|Click here to read Judge’s Holzberg’s complete and comprehensive Report|
|Click here to replay the livestream of Judge Holzberg’s Press Conference|
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