Every teacher, coach, and volunteer who works with children in the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s parishes and schools must have a background check before he or she is permitted to work in any school or parish-related job or activity that involves contact with children. But many of our children attend non-Catholic private or public schools. What steps do these schools take? Talk with school administrators and find out what steps they take to protect children from harm. Suggest that they review other abuse prevention programs to ensure that their policies and practices are up to date. And demand that all employees and volunteers who work in the school be properly screened, including background checks, before they are allowed to be near your children. For more information, please call the Archdiocesan Safeguard the Children office: (213) 637-7227.
For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.