Omahan named to national child protection board

A member of the Omaha archdiocese’s Review Board and Ministerial Misconduct Board has been named to the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Jim Bogner, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, joins the group of 13 lay people who advise the bishops concerning protection of minors and compliance with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People.

A retired special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he graduated from the FBI’s National Executive Institute. Bogner has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience and also holds a master’s degree in Administration of Justice.

He has served as president of St. Vincent’s Parish Council, providing data analysis and strategic planning.

“I continue to be honored and inspired while serving on Archbishop George Lucas’ Advisory Review Board, where I see first-hand the success of our efforts to protect the children of our church and heal its wounds,” Bogner said.

“This national appointment gives me the opportunity to join a distinguished and dedicated board, which helps influence and shape the national policy and procedures of the USCCB in regards to protecting children,” he said.

Archbishop Lucas appointed Bogner to the archdiocesan Review Board in 2013.

“Jim will bring the same experience and integrity to the National Review Board that he has given to this important work in the archdiocese,” said Archbishop Lucas. “He is an excellent choice.”

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