Anyone may contact a diocesan Intake Officer to report concerns about the behavior of a member of the clergy (priests, deacons, bishops). This initiates a process to hold clergy accountable for their behaviors. There are three official Intake Officers for the Diocese of Connecticut. All are screened, qualified, and trained. You may wish to choose a particular Intake Officer over the others for various reasons. You will receive a timely response if you need to leave a message.
What can you expect from an Intake Officer?
- You will be listened to with respect.
- You will be offered pastoral care and response.
- The Intake Officer will create a written report regarding your concerns.
- The Intake Officer will answer your questions about the process.
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2011 clergy are required to report to the Intake Officer anything that may constitute an offense and to cooperate with the clergy disciplinary process.