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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 3/18/2019

​All children are vulnerable to potential sexual abuse, but predators look for situations and circumstances to manipulate that may make some children more susceptible than others. Many studies show that a higher percentage of young girls are vulnerable to sexual abuse than young males. Child abuse is a societal problem, and we must be aware of signs that indicate vulnerability or potentially troubling circumstances – inappropriate relationships between an adult and a young child, a child demonstrating signs of abuse by his or her behavior. All children are our responsibility. To read the full VIRTUS® article “Who is Most Vulnerable to Potential Sexual Abuse?” click here.

​Todos los niños son vulnerables a posibles abusos sexuales, pero los depredadores buscan situaciones y circunstancias para manipular el entorno y hacer que algunos niños sean más susceptibles que otros. Muchos estudios demuestran que un mayor porcentaje de niñas jóvenes son más vulnerables al abuso sexual que los hombres jóvenes. El abuso infantil es un problema de la sociedad, por lo que debemos estar conscientes de los signos que indican vulnerabilidad o circunstancias potencialmente problemáticas, como relaciones inapropiadas entre un adulto y un niño pequeño, o con un/a niño/a que muestra signos de abuso por su comportamiento. Todos los niños son nuestra responsabilidad. Para leer el artículo completo de VIRTUS® “Who is Most Vulnerable to Potential Sexual Abuse” (¿Quién es el más vulnerable al abuso sexual potencial?), haga clic aquí​.

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