Safe Environment

The Catholic Church is absolutely committed to the safety of children. Together we can make a Promise to Protect, and a Pledge to Heal.


  1. Any individual having actual knowledge of or reasonable cause to suspect an incident of ministry-related sexual abuse is to immediately report the incident to the Chancery.
  2. The Chancery will then report the incident to the proper civil authorities. The individual reporting the incident to the Chancery will be notified of the particulars regarding the Chancery’s filing of the incident with civil authorities.
  3. This reporting requirement is not intended to supersede the right of an individual to make a report to civil authorities, but is to ensure proper, complete and timely reporting. Should an individual choose to make a report to civil authorities, a report is still to be made to the Chancery.


Victim Assistance Coordinator

As a part of its commitment to support the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”, the Diocese of Charlotte has appointed a coordinator to assist survivors of sexual abuse.

The Victim Assistance Coordinator can help survivors of abuse, whether the incident took place in the Diocese of Charlotte or in another diocese.

David W. Harold, LCSW

(704) 370-3363

Training – Protecting God’s Children for Adults

Designed to help adults recognize and prevent the sexual abuse of children. Mandatory for all employees and for all volunteers who have regular contact with children.

Pre-registration for workshops is required. To register online, click: Protecting God’s Children Training Schedule

As volunteers in the Diocese of Charlotte, we all have a role in protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The diocese has adopted policies and procedures to safeguard those whose care has been entrusted to us. Click below to access all the forms, policies and other information for volunteers. (more…)