Our Promise to Protect
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If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to:
Faith Vos Winkel, MSW
Victim Assistance Coordinator
In addition, you will be asked to follow up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident. Specifics of this written report can be found in the Policies and Procedures of the Archdiocese of Hartford Relating to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors and Vulnerable Adults. This document is also available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org. The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities.
Mandated reporters in the State of Connecticut are required by law to report any incident of sexual abuse involving a minor or vulnerable adult. We encourage any Non-Mandated persons to report such incidents to the proper authorities as well. We support your right to do so.
Incidents involving sexual abuse of minors (persons under the age of 18) should be reported to:
State of CT Department of Children and Families Care-line
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18 – 59 should be reported to the:
State of CT Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
AID Division for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to:
State of CT Department of Social Services
Division of Protective Services for Elders
Once a written report of an incident of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult has been received, an investigation will be undertaken by, or on behalf of, the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Includes the Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults and the Code of Ministerial Behavior for Personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford
Background Check Request Form for Employees and Volunteers
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(Employees in any Parish Catholic School or Diocesan Catholic School must submit a Fingerprint Background Check. Please see your principal for additional information).
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People to view, click here