The Safe Environments Office is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all children in our Diocese.
All Members of the Clergy, Seminarians, Religious sisters and Brothers, Lay employees, Volunteers and Independent contractors are required to report any suspicion of sexual abuse, other abuse or a violation of the Code of Conduct.
If you have actual knowledge of or have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or misconduct against any minor by a member of the Clergy, Seminarian, Lay Employee, Lay Volunteer or Independent Contractor of the Diocese of Bridgeport, (whether the incident occurred recently or in the past) report that information immediately to:
CT Department of Children and Family (D.C.F.) Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Tel: 1 (800) 842-2288
For questions or concerns relating to Safe Environments, VIRTUS Awareness Training, Resources for Victims of Abuse or Mandated Reporting, please contact:
Erin Neil, L.C.S.W.
Director of Safe Environments & Victim Assistance Coordinator
Tel: (203) 416-1406
Tel: (203) 650-3265
Michael Tintrup L.C.S.W.
Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Charities
Tel: (203) 241-0987
This information is in addition to CT mandated reporting guidelines. You must also notify your immediate supervisor. If the incident of suspected abuse involves a supervisor, contact Safe Environments directly.
For assistance or questions relating to background checks, please contact:
Tel: (203) 416-1402
Otro Contacto Importante de Información
Reportadores Obligados por ley, tienen la obligación de reportar cualquier incidente de abuso sexual infantil al Departamento de Servicios Sociales del estado (D.C.F.). Este documento es adicional a las normas ya establecidas, de reportar el abuso infantil. Telefono a llamar en Connecticut “HOTLINE” Para abuso y negligencia infantil: 1-800-842-2288
Véase el informe adjunto de Requerimientos legales de Connecticut con respecto al Abuso Sexual y Negligencia Infantil.
If you have any concern about the safety of a child or if you have observed an early warning sign of inappropriate conduct or violation of the Diocese of Bridgeport Code of Conduct, you should report this information to Safe Environments immediately. When in doubt, REPORT!!! Call immediately with what you know. Your information will be handled with a high level of confidentiality at all times however full anonymity can not be guaranteed in cases involving abuse of a minor.