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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.
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Did You Know?
Published 9/24/2018

Every year, students at Catholic elementary and high schools, religious education, confirmation and youth ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles receive age-appropriate child abuse prevention and reporting training. The “Empowering God’s Children Program” is designed for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. This program teaches children and young people to understand appropriate and inappropriate boundaries and gives them the tools that empower them to take action and report if they feel uncomfortable, scared or confused. More than 1.4 million students have attended these programs since 2004. For more information, click here

​Cada año, los estudiantes de las primarias y preparatorias católicas, y de los programas de educación religiosa (confirmación y ministerios juveniles) de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles reciben entrenamiento apropiado para su edad sobre prevención e informes de abuso. El “Programa de Empoderamiento de los Hijos de Dios”, está diseñado para estudiantes de kindergarten a 12vo grado. Este programa enseña a los niños y a los jóvenes a entender los límites apropiados e inapropiados de las relaciones interpersonales y les da las herramientas apropiadas para tomar acción e informar si se sienten incómodos, asustados o confundidos. Más de 1.4 millones de estudiantes han asistido a los programas de prevención desde el 2004. Para más información, haga clic aquí​​​. 

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