Safeguard the Children
As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of minors and vulnerable adults as they participate in activities within or sponsored by our Diocese. It is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing.
In order to achieve the above, the Archdiocese has a Safe Environment Program that implements training, screening, background checks and other procedures that are designed to reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Every parish, school and Archdiocesan agency has the program and each is responsible for implementation and continuation.
The new 2015 Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse brochures are available, 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.