Independent Reconciliation Program

As you are aware, His Excellency, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, announced in February an Independent Reconciliation Program (“Program”) as part of his promise to expand the healing ministry to further assist victim survivors of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Richmond. The Program was administered by an independent and nationally recognized firm specializing in claims administration.

Today, the diocese published a summary report providing the findings of the Independent Reconciliation Program. The report, a letter from Bishop Knestout, and other details about the Independent Reconciliation Program can be found at

You can also find a webpage which summarizes the steps taken by Bishop Knestout to provide further accountability in our diocese.  You can access the information at: