Ms. Erin Neil, L.C.S.W., Director of Safe Environments and Victim Assistance Coordinator
2012 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Much has been accomplished in the Church in the area of child safety and abuse prevention.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month 2013
The Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has compiled a number of resources to use this coming April which has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month.
These resources were designed for use at the parish level during the month of April and can easily be duplicated and distributed to your parishes and schools.
A Summary of Safe Environment Requirements for all Clergy, Lay Employees, Volunteers, and Independent Contractors
July 14, 2007 - "Five years since the landmark Dallas Charter, the Diocese of Bridgeport maintains a Safe Environment though vigilance and hard work"
A newly revised Policy and Procedures Relating to Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons or by Lay Employees or Volunteers. This policy is in full accordance with state and federal laws and meets the Standards set forth in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young people. All clergy, employees, volunteers and contract employees of the Diocese of Bridgeport will receive a copy of the policy.