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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 2/11/2019

​Some predators will use comments and conversations to groom potential victims. Be on guard any time an adult is talking to a child about sex, no matter how they’re presenting it (hygiene, reproduction, etc.). Physical flattery can be another red flag — predators sometimes try to make children feel good about themselves by commenting on their physical appearance. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “When are Words Warning Signs?” click here

Algunos depredadores usarán comentarios y conversaciones para preparar a las posibles víctimas. Manténgase alerta en cualquier momento en que un adulto esté hablando con un niño sobre sexo, independientemente del área que se esté tratando en la conversación (higiene, reproducción, etc.). La adulación física puede ser otro banderazo de alerta; los depredadores a veces intentan hacer que los niños se sientan bien consigo mismos al comentar sobre su apariencia física. Para obtener una copia del artículo de VIRTUS® “When are Words Warning Signs?” (¿Cuándo son las palabras señales de advertencia?), haga clic aquí​.

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