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 Protecting Our Children


Make a report: If you are being abused, have been abused, or know someone who is being abused, you can call Victims Assistance Ministry at (800) 355-2545 or seek help through one of many agencies.  Click for more info.

Programs, Support & Information
  • Safeguard the Children: 

    Provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes and communities. (Includes VIRTUS Training)  Learn More.

  • Victims Assistance Ministry:
    Provides victims/survivors of sexual abuse assistance with reporting sexual misconduct, and helps obtain support for the needs of the individual and families. Learn More.

  • Fingerprinting & V.P.I.N:
    All clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted.  Information on fingerprinting schedule and locations is published monthly. Learn More.

  • Megan's Law and the Archdiocese's "Zero Tolerance Policy":
    The State of California and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have adopted rules and policies concerning persons who are registered sex offenders in an effort to enhance the safety of all children and youth.  Learn More.
  • Reports, Audit Summaries and Statements
    Includes the 2004 Report to the People of God, USCCB Audit Summaries, and the 2013 release of files of clergy.

"Did you Know" Articles:   Are also emailed to Parishes via the ACES accounts.
Did You Know?
Published 2/1/2016
Kik Messenger and the dangers of anonymous messages
Social media sites are available to anyone with an internet connection (computer, phone, tablet). Your kids may be sharing their lives with complete strangers, and parents should be aware of the sites they use, what they share, and who their friends are. One mobile app, Kik, is regarded as the most dangerous site for internet predators, because users can send messages to anyone with a cellphone, including young children. Kik has no options for parental controls, leaving kids exposed to the entire web. To learn more about this app in the Virtus® article “Mobile App Danger—Kik Messenger,” email
Kik Messenger y los peligros de mensajes anónimos
Sitios de redes sociales están disponibles a cualquiera con una conexión de Internet (computadora, teléfono, tableta). Sus hijos pueden estar compartiendo sus vidas con completos extraños y los padres de familia deben estar al tanto de los sitios que ellos usan, lo que comparten y quiénes son sus amistades. La aplicación móvil Kik, es considerada como el sitio más peligroso para depredadores de Internet porque los usuarios pueden enviar mensajes a cualquiera con un teléfono celular, incluyendo niños pequeños. Kik no tiene opciones para control de los padres de familia, dejando a los niños expuestos a toda la Web. Para aprender más sobre esta aplicación en el artículo de Virtus® “Mobile App Danger—Kik Messenger” (Peligro de la aplicación móvil Kik Messenger) envíe un correo electrónico a
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