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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 3/27/2017

Just about everyone in your community has access to the internet, and it can be a valuable tool for learning, communicating and educating. In the classroom, kids can go online to do research and assignments. Adults should also be educating kids about the dangers that lurk online – predators and strangers who are trolling for information can pose as anyone, and it is important that kids use caution on any site, no matter what they are doing. For more information on internet safety, email or call (213) 637-7227to request a copy of the VIRTUS© article “Safety and Technology.”

Mantenga a los niños conscientes de los peligros en internet

Casi todos en su comunidad tiene acceso a internet, y puede ser una valiosa herramienta para el aprendizaje, la comunicación y la educación. En el aula, los niños pueden usar Internet para hacer investigaciones y tareas. Los adultos también deben estar educando a los niños sobre los peligros que se esconden en la Internet, los depredadores y extraños que buscan información puede hacerse pasar como cualquier persona, y es importante que los niños tengan cuidado en cualquier sitio, no importa lo que estén haciendo. Para obtener más información sobre seguridad en internet, envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al (213) 637-7508 para solicitar una copia del artículo VIRTUS© “Safety and Technology” (Seguridad y tecnología).

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