The Diocese of Nashville uses Catholic Mutual Group (CMG) Connect as our Safe Environment management database. CMG manages all our safe environment records, including background checks, and also provides the trainings needed to receive safe environment certification in the diocese.
The Diocese of Nashville is committed to providing the safest possible environment free from sexual abuse for our children and youth to know and encounter Jesus Christ. That means that all employees (including clergy and religious) and any volunteers who wish to minister to minors must be Safe Environment Trained and Background Checked prior to their employment or involvement in a ministry.
Contact the head of the parish ministry you want to get involved in and express your interest.
Complete the Required Diocesan Safe Environment Training
Once Your Background Check has been reviewed by your parish you will be officially certified and can volunteer with minors.
All Church Personnel must complete the “Annual Disclosure” in CMG within 30 days of the anniversary of their certification date to serve as a review of Diocese policies and processes as well as new mandatory material to be focused on each year.
Every five years Church Personnel must complete the “Safe Environment Training and Polices – Nashville.” within CMG. This includes a new background check.
Automatic quarterly review of background checks is conducted by CMG.
It is the responsibility of the Parish Safe Environment Coordinator to regularly review these results for potential issues.
Non-completion of the annual disclosure or five-year training will result in disciplinary action for employees, and volunteers will not be permitted to provide services until completed.