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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 10/15/2018

​We discuss the importance of physical boundaries quite a bit, teaching children to understand privacy and the difference between good touches and bad touches. But emotional boundaries are just as important, if not more so, because abuse victims are often manipulated into trusting and believing their abusers. Predators can violate emotional boundaries fairly easily, worming their way into a child’s life and creating a false relationship. Parents should talk to their children about appropriate boundaries for their emotional relationships — with teachers, the parents of their friends, and other adults in their lives. Children do not always have the emotional maturity to set their own boundaries, so parents should be on the lookout for anything that seems inappropriate or “off” about the relationships their children form with other adults. To learn more about emotional boundaries and how to maintain them, email jvienna@la-archdiocese.org.

​Discutimos la importancia de los límites físicos un poco, enseñando a los niños a comprender la privacidad y la diferencia entre las buenas formas de ser tocados y las malas maneras de ser tocados. Pero los límites emocionales son igual de importantes, si no más, porque las víctimas de abuso a menudo son manipuladas para confiar y creer en sus abusadores. Los depredadores pueden violar los límites emocionales con bastante facilidad, abriéndose camino en la vida de un niño y creando una relación falsa. Los padres de familia deben hablar con sus hijos sobre los límites apropiados con sus relaciones emocionales, con los maestros, los padres de sus amigos y otros adultos en sus vidas. Los niños no siempre tienen la madurez emocional para establecer sus propios límites, por lo que los padres de familia deben estar atentos a cualquier cosa que parezca inapropiada o “desagradable” sobre las relaciones que sus hijos forman con otros adultos. Para aprender más sobre los límites emocionales y cómo mantenerlos, envíe un correo electrónico a jvienna@la-archdiocese.org​.

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