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.

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.  To leave a message for the Victim Assistance Coordinator, please contact him at the phone number or email address below.  You will receive a response within 48 hours.  If this is an emergency, please contact your local child abuse hotline or call 911.

David W. Harold, LCSW

(704) 370-3363

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…)

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

Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2223)