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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 8/1/2016
The weather outside is beautiful, and one of the best places to play is the park. However, parents should start every visit to the park with a discussion with their kids about safety plan. Kids should know what to do if a stranger were to approach them, and who to go to if they feel uncomfortable or threatened. Public parks are a great place to play, but they are exposed to the public. Having a safety plan in place can help parents and kids feel secure and play safely this summer. For a copy of the TODAY.com article, email jvienna@la-archdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7227.
Mantenga a sus hijos seguros en los parques este verano
El clima en el exterior está bello y uno de los mejores lugares para jugar es el parque. Sin embargo, los padres de familia deben comenzar toda visita al parque con una plática con sus hijos sobre un plan de seguridad. Los niños deben saber qué hacer si un extraño se les acerca, y a quien ir si ellos se sienten incómodos o amenazados. Los parques públicos son un gran lugar para jugar, pero están expuestos al público. Contar con un plan de seguridad puede ayudar a los padres de familia y a los niños a sentirse seguros y a jugar seguros este verano. Para una copia del artículo de TODAY.com, escriba a bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org o llame al (213) 637-7508.
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