Keeping Our Promise to Protect

Child and Youth Protection

Diocesan Review Board

The Diocesan Review Board reviews the response of the Diocese of Savannah to those who have experienced or been affected by sexual abuse by Church personnel.

Members of the Board include victim advocates, professional psychologists and therapists who work with sexual abuse victims and/or perpetrators, and current or retired members of law enforcement agencies.

Board Members

  • Sr. Patricia Brown, SSMN
  • Maureen O. Claiborne, M.D.
  • Rosemary Downing
  • William M. Furey, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Brian Miller
  • Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson
  • William S. Ray

Safe Environment Director

Joan B. Altmeyer
Toll-Free Hotline: 888-357-5330


Diocesan Human Resources Director



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