Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2014

Bob Jones University rehires watchdog group GRACE to report on sexual abuse incidents

Bob Jones University has rehired GRACE  (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), a Virginia-based watchdog group, to report on allegations of sexual abuse on campus.

The South Carolina school came under fire for terminating the contract just prior to the report.

“GRACE satisfactorily addressed the University’s concerns and Bob Jones University is confident the review can be completed in a timely and professional manner,”  the university said in a press release. 

“To be clear, GRACE and BJU are united in their commitment to a review that is thorough, transparent and objective.”

Now that GRACE has been rehired, a spokesman for BJU said it’s unclear when the final report will be released.

The investigation is led by Boz Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson, who said he has no further comment. 

Stephen Jones, president of the university and great-grandson of its founder, addressed students and employees on the termination of the GRACE contract saying, “We grew concerned that in the process, Grace had begun going beyond the originally outlined intentions.”

In December, BJU President Stephen Jones announced his resignation due to health concerns, and he cited the “ongoing challenges in leadership change” in a letter that terminated the contract with GRACE.

School officials had previously cited “differences” between the two sides, a charge that the watchdog group said came as a “complete surprise.”

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