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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 6/20/2016
The pace of online gaming is only growing. There is a small but real chance that victimization could occur when kids play and interact with others on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and gaming consoles. A helpful way to teach children about handling problems is to encourage them to report issues when they arise. Internet service providers and gaming networks have systems set up to field complaints of abuse and then investigate them (in conjunction with law enforcement, when necessary). For more tips on how to help protect young people from vulnerabilities while playing online please email jvienna@la-archdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7227 to receive a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Preventing Cyberbullying in Online Gaming, Part 2.”
Proteja a los niños del acoso o “bullying” mientras juegan en Internet
El paso de los juegos en línea sigue aumentando. Existe una pequeña, pero real oportunidad de que pueda ocurrir la victimización cuando los niños juegan e interactúan con otros en teléfonos, tabletas, laptops, computadoras de mesa y consolas de juego. Una manera útil de enseñar a los niños sobre cómo manejar problemas es animarlos a reportar problemas cuando estos surjan. Los proveedores de servicio de Internet y las redes de juegos por Internet tienen sistemas establecidos para recibir quejas de abuso y luego las investigan (en conjunto con la policía, cuando es necesario). Para más consejos sobre cómo ayudar a proteger a los niños y jóvenes de las vulnerabilidades mientras juegan en línea, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org o llame al (213) 637-7508 para recibir una copia del artículo de VIRTUS®, “Preventing Cyberbullying in Online Gaming, Part 2” (Previniendo el acoso cibernético en los juegos en línea, Parte 2).
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