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 Safeguard the Children

Welcome!  The  Office of Safeguard the Children provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes and communities.  Below find our featured items.  The menu to the right provides links to information regarding our Archdiocesan Programs. 


Child Abuse Prevention Month 2016:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!   We encourage you to promote this important event to help increase awareness of the various resources available to protect children.  Click to read more and to download our new 2016 CAPM Ideas and Resources Guide!

Summer Safety Tips can help prevent Sexual Abuse, Virtus (May 11, 2012)

Información de seguridad para el Verano puede ayudar a prevenir el Abuso Sexual  (May 11, 2012)
The Call to Become the Eyes, Ears, and Voice of Children & Young People (April 23, 2012)


 Working Together Brochures 2016

The new blue 2015 Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse brochures are here, complete with a letter from Archbishop José M. Gomez.   These brochures list all of the Safe Environment offices with complete contact information as well as  reporting information for Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.  


The Brochure is available for download below.  To order free hardcopies of the brochure for your parish, simply send us a completed order form.  Available in English and Spanish. 


2016 "Working Together" - Brochure in English (PDF)

2016 "Trabajando Juntos" - Brochure in Spanish (PDF)

2015 "Working Together" -  Brochure in Korean (PDF)

2015 "Working Together" - Brochure in Vietnamese (PDF)

2015 "Working Together" -  Brochure in Japanese (PDF)

2015 "Working Together/Trabajando Juntos" Brochure - Order Form (Word)

For additional information, or to contact the Office of Safeguard the Children, please call or email us at: (213) 637-7227   | 

Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook:
The goal of Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Safeguard the Children has been to support and provide training and resources for the Safeguard the Children Parish Committees which are the foundation of our efforts to protect children and young people from child sexual abuse.  The Archdiocese of Los Angeles' Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook has been created to help parishes and schools to fulfill this role.  Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook (February 2016)

Ms. Joan Vienna, Coordinator
Office of Safeguard the Children
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
213 637 7227 phone

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