ministries + services

Child and Youth Protection

mission statement

The Office of Child and Youth Protection supports the Bishop’s commitment to create a safe environment throughout our parishes and schools so that children and youth are free to worship and learn without the threat of harm through the implementation of safeguards which protect the most vulnerable and aids in healing those who have been harmed in the past.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Office of Child and Youth Protection is dedicated to upholding the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by supporting parishes and schools of the Diocese of Orange with all safe environment efforts, including fingerprinting services, background screening, safe environment training for adults and children and development and implementation of related policies.


WHO WE SERVE

  • Parishes
  • Schools

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Safe Environment training for all adults who work or volunteer with children and youth including clergy, as well as Safe Environment training for children
  • Background screening and fingerprinting services for all priests, deacons, educators and all other adults working with children and youth in parishes and schools
  • Training and support for parish and school sites in maintaining accurate records of fingerprinting and background screening and safe environment training
  • Training and support for parish and school on-site Safe Environment trainers

REPORTING ABUSE

If you have been a victim of sexual abuse by clergy or a church representative please call the Diocesan Toll Free Reporting Line, 1-800-364-3064 as well as your local law enforcement.

PARA REPORTAR ABUSOS

Si usted ha sido víctima de abuso sexual por parte del clero o de un representante de la Iglesia, llame a la línea gratuita para denuncias de la Diócesis, 1-800-364-3064 así como a las autoridades de policía locales.

BÁO CÁO LẠM DỤNG TÌNH DỤC

Nếu bạn là nạn nhân bị lạm dụng tình dục bởi một linh mục/ tu sĩ hay một thành viên trong Giáo Hội gây ra, xin hãy gọi và báo cáo cho Giáo phận ở số điện thoại miễn phí sau đây: 1-800-364-3064, và đồng thời báo cáo cho nhà chức trách địa phương.


LEADERSHIP

Norma Aguero, Director

714-282-3069

naguero@rcbo.org

 

Kathy Ortiz, Assistant

714-282-3069

kortiz@rcbo.org

 

Judy Jones, Custodian of Records

714-282-3059

jjones@rcbo.org