2018 Update to the Report to the People of God
Introduction More Info. MANDATED REPORTERS


Priest, deacons, school faculty and administrators and other staff members in our parishes and schools have been designated as mandated reporters under California law. When one of these persons receives information leading to a “reasonable suspicion” that a child is being abused or neglected, he or she must make a report to the appropriate child protection or law enforcement agency. The Archdiocesan Victims Assistance Ministry also provides assistance in responding to an allegation of suspected child abuse.