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 Protecting Our Children

In a letter to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez addressed the recent scandals in the Catholic Church in the United States - Re​ad More >>

Overview and Timeline of Archdiocesan Programs and Action for the Protection of Children and Young People - Read More >>​  (Lee más en español)

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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 (213) 637-7650 or seek help through one of many agencies.  Click for more info.

Programs, Support & Information

  • Megan's Law and the Archdiocese's "Zero Tolerance Policy":
    Please refer to Chapter 9 in our Administrative Handbook. 
  • 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 2/18/2019

Part of the “Protecting God’s Children” training program is designed to control who has access to children and ensure that those who do undergo rigorous screening measures. It’s important for all adults to understand what this means and how this process works. Adults who are being screened have not been identified as potential predators. Rather, all employees and volunteers are screened carefully because such screenings constitute an important preventive protective step in establishing a safe environment in the parish. Screening gives confidence to parents, children, and those working with them that all are committed to the protection of children and youth in our Church. For more information in the VIRTUS® article “When Talking about Controlling Access,” click here

​Parte del programa de capacitación “Protegiendo a los niños de Dios” está diseñado para controlar quién tiene acceso a los niños y para garantizar que aquellos que lo hacen se sometan a rigurosas medidas de antecedentes. Es importante que todos los adultos comprendan qué significa esto y cómo funciona este proceso. Los adultos que están siendo evaluados no han sido identificados como depredadores potenciales. Al contrario, todos los empleados y voluntarios son examinados cuidadosamente porque estos exámenes constituyen un importante paso de protección preventiva para establecer un ambiente seguro en la parroquia. Estas evaluaciones dan confianza a los padres, a los niños, y a quienes trabajan con ellos, de que todos están comprometidos con la protección de los niños y jóvenes en nuestra Iglesia. Para obtener más información del artículo de VIRTUS® article “When Talking about Controlling Access” (Cuando se habla de controlar el acceso), haga clic aquí​​

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