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Safeguard the Children Committee

As 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.


For more information, contact Alex Paen, Chairman, SMT Safeguard the Children Committee (310) 476-7403 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.
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