Chicago Archdiocese appoints Chicago Heights native to child-protection post

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Friday that Chicago Heights native and Marian Catholic High School graduate Mary Jane Doerr has been named director of its Office for the Protection of Children and Youth.

Her predecessor, Jan Slattery, held the position for a decade before retiring late last year.

According to a news release from the archdiocese, Doerr comes to the job with more than 20 years of experience in Catholic education, having taught at the elementary and college levels, and also having served as a school principal. She joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, or USCCB, in 2008, and was appointed its associate director for the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.
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