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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 12/10/2018

​At Christmastime, families come together to spend this blessed season surrounded by their loved ones, and for many families, this involves some travel. Parents with young children who are hitting the roads or the airways should be practicing situational awareness to ensure their children’s safety. Situational awareness means staying alert and knowing what’s going on around you. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity, and know where your family members are at all times. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by your phone or other electronics—it only takes a minute for a child to disappear from your eyesight. For more holiday travel tips, visit

​En Navidad, las familias se reúnen para pasar esta bendita temporada rodeadas de sus seres queridos, y para muchas familias esto implica algunos viajes. Los padres de familia con niños pequeños que usen las carreteras o los aeropuertos deben estar conscientes de la situación para garantizar la seguridad de sus hijos. La conciencia situacional significa estar alerta y saber lo que sucede a su alrededor. Manténgase atento/a de las actividades sospechosas y conozca dónde están los miembros de su familia en todo momento. No se distraiga con su teléfono u otros dispositivos electrónicos, sólo toma un minuto para que un niño desaparezca de su vista. Para obtener más consejos sobre viajes de vacaciones, visite​.

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