Safe Environment

To comply with the USCCB Charter and Norms, the Diocese of Knoxville’s Safe Environment program requires employees and volunteers to: (A.) pass a background check, (B.) sign the “Diocese of Knoxville Sexual Misconduct Policy” prior to beginning work or volunteering, (C.) attend a “Protecting God’s Children” training session within 30 days of beginning employment or volunteering.  Anyone who has actual knowledge of or who has reasonable cause to suspect an incident of sexual abuse should report such information to the appropriate civil authorities first, then to the bishop’s office, 865-584-3307, or the diocesan victims’ assistance coordinator, Marla Lenihan, 865-482-1388.