Safe Environment

"Our Lady of Victory Parish is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone, especially children. We believe in education that raises awareness of sexual abuse, that identifies the signs of sexual abuse, that explains how to control access to our children and vulnerable adults and that encourages responsible reporting of abuse. We are committed to complying with the Archdiocesan policies regarding children and VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children program as a condition of their employment or service."

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HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE
If you were abused, or 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: Kathleen D. Nowosadko, Victim Assistance Coordinator; 860-541-6475; kathleen.nowosadko@aohct.org

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 section of the Safe Environment Handbook for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults, 2016. 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 NonMandated 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 Department of Children and Families Care line 1-800-842-2288

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18 - 59 should be reported to the: Abuse Investigations Division of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities: 1-800-842-7303

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to: Department of Social Services for the Elderly: 1-888-385-4225

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.