Safeguard the Children

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.



  • Protecting God's Children and Keeping the Promise Alive ZOOM Sessions The Archdiocese is hosting a series of Protecting God’s Children and Keeping the Promise Alive (recertification) throughout the year via zoom.  To attend via zoom, a person must register through the link, have a working microphone and camera and must be able to be in a room with no children while watching on the computer.  The Archdiocese is hosting the session so they will be monitoring and collecting all paperwork.  Click here to view a list of the sessions and to register.


  • PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN (PGC) session, An Child Abuse Awareness program required by the Archdiocese, will be held on Tuesday 9/13/22 from 6-9 pm and on Tuesday 9/27/2022 from 11 am-2 pm in the parish hall.  Anyone 18 or over volunteering in liturgical ministry, working/volunteering at the parish school or in religious education at any level needs to attend a session.  Reservations are necessary, no one under 18 may be present (even babies).  Sign up here:  Questions? [email protected]
  • KEEPING THE PROMISE ALIVE (KPA) session TBA. This session is the recertification for the Protecting God’s Children course.  If your training will expire soon, but is not more than 30 days expired, you are eligible to renew with the KPA session. Questions, please contact [email protected]


  • VIRTUS Sessions Follow the link and select Los Angeles - Santa Barbara Region for classes in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. CLICK HERE
  • Fingerprinting Schedule & Locations Follow the link for updated monthly schedules offering dates, hours, and addresses of fingerprinting locations in all five pastoral regions in our archdiocese.  Phone numbers are included with each site to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. No walk-ins are allowed. Appointments are required. CLICK HERE