In 2002, the crime and sin of child sexual abuse was brought out in the open. In bringing light to this crisis, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has made significant efforts to protect children and youth, including prompt reporting of abuse allegations to civil authorities, screening all those who supervise children, and training adults and children in the latest abuse prevention procedures. The past cannot be changed, but we have learned from it. With nearly 2 million people trained in our Archdiocese alone, we remain vigilant against all that would harm our children and young people.
The 2013 public release of the files of clergy who were subject of the 2007 global settlement.
Report to the People of God
The report providing a framework for understanding how the Archdiocese dealt with allegations of clergy sexual abuse over several decades, from 1930-2003.
USCCB Audit Summaries
Executive Audit Summaries for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and annual reports on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Megan’s Law and the Archdiocese’s “Zero Tolerance Policy”
The State of California and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have adopted rules and policies concerning persons who are registered sex offenders in an effort to enhance the safety of all children and youth.
USCCB Office of Child & Youth Protection
Resources by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.
“I Will Appoint You Shepherds After My Own Heart”
A Pastoral Statement by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, February 21, 2002.