Catholic Diocese of Richmond

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Child Protection/Safe Environment Contacts

Nazia Shafi
Acting Director of Safe Environment
(804) 622-5203

Sister Kathleen (Kathy) Persson OSB, LCSW
Interim Victim Assistant Coordinator
(804) 622-5175

Sandy Nixon
Acting Safe Environment Coordinator
(804) 622-5240

Sara Board
Administrative Assistant
(804) 622-5125

Victim Assistance Program
The Victim Assistance Coordinator is available for anyone who has been hurt or sexually abused by individuals representing the Catholic Church. The Diocese of Richmond encourages individuals to report abuse directly to law enforcement authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and then call the Diocesan reporting line at 1-877-887-9603. Your message will be received confidentially.

Position Available
Victim Assistant Coordinator
(804) 622-5175