Office of Safe Environment

467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-541-6491
860-548-9062 (fax)

Staff and Contact Information
Kathleen D. Nowosadko, Director
Kathleen.Nowosadko@aohct.org

Ginamarie Garabedian, Coordinator
Ginamarie.Garabedian@aohct.org

Theresa Hatfield, Background Check Coordinator
Theresa.Hatfield@aohct.org

Tracey Miller, Administrative Assistant
Tracey.Miller@aohct.org

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Kathleen D. Nowosadko
Kathleen.Nowosadko@aohct.org
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-541-6475
860-548-9062 (fax)

Training Programs and Background Checks

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for Adults

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for Children and Teens

Child Lures Prevention
Teen Lures Prevention

Information regarding the trainings presented to students attending parish religious formation programs or attending a Parish or Diocesan Catholic School. (Please contact the DRE at your parish or Principal at the school for specific dates of training in your parish or school). See Child Lures Prevention Program. See Teen Lures Prevention Program.

Opt-Out Forms – If you do not wish for your child to attend the Child Lures Prevention Program when it is offered at your parish or school, please complete this Opt-Out Form and return it to your DRE or Principal.

Background Check Request Form for Employees and Volunteers

Click here for Background Check Request Form.
(Employees in any Parish Catholic School or Diocesan Catholic School must submit a Fingerprint Background Check. Please see your principal for additional information).

Office of Safe Environment Handbook

Office of Safe Environment Handbook
(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)

Acknowledgement Page of Receipt, Review and Understanding of the Safe Environment Handbook (1 page only)

How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford (1 page only)

US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People; Essential Norms; and Statement of Episcopal Commitment

See the USCCB’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People; Essential Norms; and Statement of Episcopal Commitment