St. Justin & St. Michael Parishes
 
SAFE ENVIRONMENT

  

 

St. Justin & St Michael Parishes

Safe Environment Initiative

 

St. Justin & St. Michael Parish Communities are committed to creating and providing a safe environment for all who worship and participate in parish activities with us — particularly ensuring the safety of all of our children.

In 2003, the Archdiocese of Hartford instituted a Safe Environment Office in order to be in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  The Safe Environment Office established a "Code of Conduct" for all Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Personnel, Pastoral Ministers, Spiritual Counselors, Administrators, Lay Employees, Lay Volunteers and Contract Employees in parishes, schools, programs and organizations of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Policies and Procedures relating to allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests or deacons or by lay persons, the "Sexual Misconduct Policy" can be found at the Archdiocese of Hartford.

The Parishes of St. Justin & St Michael are currently working to implement the Diocesan Safe Environment Program.

There are three elements to be implemented for every employee and volunteer in our Parish.

  • Commitment to the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy;
  • A four hour Virtus® awareness training program Protecting God’s Children for Adults;
  • Background checks on all employees and volunteers

The Parish leadership is working to be in total compliance with this initiative.

 

 

HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO THE

ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

 

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, assault, molestation or exploitation as a minor (under the age of 18 years) by a person working for the Roman Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Hartford (such as a priest, deacon, sister, brother, lay officer, lay employee, lay volunteer, etc.) you are requested to report the incident in the following manner:

 

  • Call the Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Hartford at 860-541-6491.
  • Compose in writing a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident and send it as soon as possible to:

Sister Mary Kelly, C.S.J.

Victims Assistance Coordinator

134 Farmington Avenue

Hartford, CT 06105-3784

Your detailed description of the incident should include your name, address, and telephone number and, if known, the name, address and telephone number of the minor/victim and his/her parents or other person responsible for the minor’s care, the age and gender of the minor/victim, the date, place, circumstances and nature of the misconduct and the name and address of the person who allegedly committed the misconduct.

Information will then be communicated by the Archdiocese to the State Department of Children and Families and/or the appropriate law enforcement agencies as required by law. If you are a non-mandated reporter under Connecticut law, you should also be aware of your right to make a report to public authorities concerning this matter, including the State Department of Children and Families and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies. We support your right to do so. If you are a mandated reporter, you must report directly to the State Department of Children and Families Hotline at 1-800-842-2288 and/or the appropriate law enforcement agencies as required by law.

After the Archdiocese receives a report as outlined above, an investigation will be undertaken by or on behalf of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

 
 

St. Justin-St. Michael Parish  230 Blue Hills Avenue  Hartford, CT 06112
860-246-6897 or 860-522-6184