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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 5/20/2019

Know the ways predators groom children

One of the ways a predator grooms his potential victims is by allowing children to do things their parents wouldn’t — anything from playing video games, seeing R or PG-13 rated movies, or trying drugs and alcohol. To children, it can be exciting or tempting when another adult says they get to do something they want to do and have been previously denied. For the predator, this begins to set up a perceived relationship in which the predator becomes a trusted ally to whom the child can turn. Parents should be aware of who their children spend time with, and what they do together. To learn more from the VIRTUS® article “An Adult Who Allows Kids to Get Away with Things Their Parents Wouldn’t Allow,” visit

Conozca las formas en que los depredadores preparan a los niños

Una de las formas en que un depredador prepara a sus víctimas potenciales es permitiendo que los niños hagan cosas que sus padres de familia no los dejarían hacer, desde jugar videojuegos, ver películas clasificadas R o PG-13, o probar drogas y alcohol. Para los niños puede ser emocionante o tentador cuando otro adulto dice que pueden hacer algo que quieren hacer y que se les ha negado anteriormente. Para el depredador, esto comienza a establecer una relación en la cual él se convierte en un aliado de confianza al que el niño puede recurrir. Los padres de familia deben saber con quién pasan el tiempo sus hijos y qué hacen juntos. Para obtener más información del artículo de VIRTUS® “An Adult Who Allows Kids to Get Away with Things Their Parents Wouldn’t Allow” (Un adulto que permite que los niños se salgan con la suya con cosas que sus padres no permitirían), visite Online-Articles.aspx.​

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