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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 10/24/2016
When it comes to fighting against abuse, prevention is the first step. For adults who work with kids, it’s important to recognize the signs of those who could be vulnerable to predators or abuse. Using healthy suspicion can help prevent access to these kids as well. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article Awareness and Education Empower Adults to Better Protect Minors, email or call 213-637-7227.
La sospecha saludable puede proteger a aquellos que son vulnerables al abuso

Cuando se trata de pelear contra el abuso, la prevención es el primer paso. Para adultos que trabajan con niños, es importante reconocer las señales de aquellos que pueden ser vulnerables a los depredadores o al abuso. Tener sospechas saludables también puede ayudar a prevenir el acceso a estos niños. Para una copia del artículo en VIRTUS® “Awareness and Education Empower Adults to Better Protect Minors” (Tener conciencia y educación empodera a los adultos a proteger mejor a los menores), envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al 213-637-7227.
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