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Parish Center 180 Laurel Street, Bristol, CT 06010 Tel 860-582-8169 Pastor Reverend Alphonso Fontana Giving to St. Francis De Sales

Protection of Youth

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 explitation 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:

1. Call the Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Hartford at 860-541-6475.

2. Compose in writing a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident and send it as soon as possible to:

Kathleen Nowosadko
Victims Assistance Coordinator
467 Bloomfield Avenue,   Bloomfield, CT  06002                                                                                   kathleen.nowosadko@aohct.org

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.

The information will 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 also 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.

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

For more information on the Archdiocese of Hartford policies and procedures for the protection of children and youth, please visit the Archdiocese of Hartford website:

www.archdioceseofhartford.org

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