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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 12/3/2018

​It’s the Christmas season, which means children around the archdiocese will be lining up for a picture with Santa and a chance to tell him what they hope to find under their trees this year. The Santa visit is a fun holiday tradition, but it’s not a time when parents can let their guard down. Santa and his helpers are usually volunteers and may not have gone through screenings or tests to ensure your child’s safety, so it’s up to you. Keep an eye on anything happening while your child visits with Santa. Never step away from the action, even for a moment, and don’t allow your children to be led away to another room. For a copy of the complete VIRTUS® article, “Safety for Children AND Santa’s Helpers,” visit​

​Es la temporada de Navidad, lo que significa que los niños de la arquidiócesis se prepararán para una foto con Santa y la oportunidad de decirle lo que esperan encontrar debajo de sus árboles este año. Esta es una tradición navideña divertida, pero aun así no es un momento para que los padres de familia bajen la guardia. Santa y sus ayudantes por lo regular son voluntarios, y es posible que no hayan pasado por exámenes de detección o pruebas para garantizar la seguridad de su hijo/a, por lo que ésta depende de usted. Vigile cualquier cosa que suceda mientras su hijo visita a Santa. Nunca se aleje del lugar de la acción, ni siquiera por un momento, y no permita que sus hijos sean llevados a otra habitación solos. Para obtener una copia del artículo completo de VIRTUS®, “Safety for Children AND Santa’s Helpers” (Seguridad para los niños y los ayudantes de Santa), visite​.

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