Complete the form below to assess how your congregation meets the best practice criteria for a safer congregation.
Congregations must meet 75% of the applicable criteria to receive the best practice seal. For congregations that have professional staff, more than 101 members, and religious education programs for children and youth, this will require having policies or procedures on at least 14 of the 18 best practices.
If you need to save your submission for a later date, click the link at the form bottom to “Save and Continue Later”.
More information about each criteria, including links for more information, can be found here.
When at least 75% of the criteria are met, submit this form electronically with an uploaded copy of the congregation’s safety policy and the contact information as indicated at the bottom of the form.
If you would prefer to work from paper, you can download the Congregational Self-Assessment Form in PDF. Paper forms may be submitted by mail to Safer Congregations Program, Religious Institute, 135 Clarence Street, Suite 206, Bridgeport, CT 06608 with a copy of the congregation’s safety policy. Please allow one month for processing.