Welcome! The Los Angeles Archdiocese 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.
Holy Redeemer-St. James the Less parish Safeguard the Children Committee is headed by a parishioner with 3 additional members from our parish, ranging in background and profession to provide a diverse outlook and approach to ensuring our children's safety is a priority in our parish community. The committee also consists of our Pastor and parish leaders of Religious Education, School and Youth Ministry.
For more about how we keep our parish safe, please click here
Protecting God's Children
We offer programs for Adult Awareness training through the "Protecting God's Children" program. Please click on this link to learn more: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/
Protecting God's Children - Virtus certification program
Keeping the Promise Alive - Virtus recertification program
VIRTUS sessions can be found on: www.VIRTUS.org > Click First-time registrant >View list of sessions > Los Angeles-San Fernando Region
Livescan Fingerprinting sessions can be found on: https://lacatholics.org/ > Protecting Children > Fingerprint & VPIN > scroll down to Fingerprinting Calendar
Empowering God's Children
The job of ensuring children's safety is a challenging undertaking. The prevention of child sexual abuse or abuse that may cause them harm, requires us giving our children the tools they need to overcome the advances of someone who intends to do them harm. The Empowering God's Children Safety program is a vehicle which parents, teachers, catechists and youth ministers give children and teens the tools they need to protect themselves.
Please click here for the Working Together Brochure for 2021 with contacts and assistance information.
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Please click here for Safeguard the Children Policies and Procedures