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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 10/22/2018

​Parents are in a unique position to know about not only their own children, but their children’s friends. If you are a trusted parent, your child’s friend may come to you with secrets. What do you do if a child tells you about abuse? As an adult, it’s critical that you remain calm, and don’t overreact. Child victims are often frightened and confused, and your confusion and anger does not help their situation.Your concern and support, however, will affirm the child in important ways and can help begin the healing process for a child victim who has suffered at the hands of a predator. To learn more about steps to take if a child tells you about abuse, email

​Los padres de familia se encuentran en una posición única para conocer no sólo a sus propios hijos, sino también a los amigos de sus hijos. Si usted es un padre confiable, el amigo de su hijo puede acercarse a usted con secretos. ¿Qué hace usted si un niño le cuenta sobre un abuso? Como adulto, es fundamental que permanezca calmada y no reaccione de forma exagerada. Las víctimas infantiles a menudo están asustadas y confundidas, y su confusión y enojo no ayudan a la situación. Su preocupación y apoyo, sin embargo, reafirmarán al niño de maneras importantes y pueden ayudar a comenzar el proceso de sanación de un niño víctima que ha sufrido bajo las manos de un depredador. Para obtener más información sobre los pasos a seguir si un niño le cuenta sobre el abuso, envíe un correo electrónico a​.

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