Protection Of Youth

 

HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE

TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

 

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

8605416475

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 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 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 Careline

18008422288

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

18008427303

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to:

Department of Social Services for the Elderly

18883854225

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.