Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty N-Z

Helen L. Thornton

Title/s: Chief Deputy Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Children and Family Services

Phone: 312.641.6060

E-mail: HLThornton@comcast.net


Helen L. Thornton worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in San Bernardino County after graduating from law school. When she returned to the Midwest, she worked as a staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and later as Regional Counsel for the Department of Children and Family Services. She was an investigator, then Director of Policy and Planning, before assuming her present position with the DCFS Office of the Inspector General.

Conact address:
2240 West Ogden Avenue

Chicago, IL 60612


B.A., California State University-San Bernardino, 1986
J.D., Valparaiso, 1990

Program Areas

M.J. ChildLaw Constitutional/Administrative Law