Safeguard the Children CommitteeAs a result of the work by the 2002 U.S. Conference of Bishops, Cardinal Roger Mahony has mandated that each parish form a Safeguard the Children Committee. The parish committees are foundational in ensuring the safe environment of parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese. These permanent committees coordinate initiatives such as education opportunities, site evaluations and local presentations by speakers including police, nurses and therapists. The committees are also responsible for implementing archdiocesan safe environment policies and procedures.
The Saint Martin of Tours Safeguard the Children Committee provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes and communities.