Susie's Place has conducted more than 2,500 forensic interviews in child abuse cases in Indiana.
Susie's Place functions thanks to the support of donations and contributions from people like you. We gladly accept cash and even gently used furniture, equipment and supplies. Learn more.
We work with agencies and community partners, like local police, child abuse investigators, the Department of Child Services, and the Criminal Justice Institute. Your support, plus theirs, is what makes Susie's Place work for those who have suffered from child abuse in Indiana. Learn more.
Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center has done a lot for families throughout the state since opening in 2009, but there is no sign of the organization slowing down anytime soon. “We have grown so much,” she said. “Our very first year in 2009 when we opened, we worked 192 cases and last year we worked 847 — the growth has been substantial and unexpected.”
Susie’s Place, a child advocacy center, ensures that children are not further victimized by the interventions intended to protect them. Serving over 420 children at their Bloomington center in 2013, Susie’s Place provides a child-friendly, neutral center for the investigation of allegations of crimes against children.
Today’s kids are surrounded by technology, both during and after school. It is important for kids to learn how to responsibly use the many tools available on computers and smart devices. But unsupervised access to technology can create risks for children. Just as schools have rules for the acceptable use of technology by students, it is also important for parents […]
Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center strives to nurture and protect the children of our community. Watch this new video featuring Susie’s Place staff and partners and learn how and why we do what we do.
The Hendricks County Child Advocacy Center, Inc. (“Susie’s Place”) experienced a theft of computer equipment on December 25, 2012 (“Incident”), which may have contained certain information about charitable contributors or individuals who received services. Susie’s Place has been working with the Avon Police Department and the Department of Child Services (“DCS”) to mitigate the risk of identity theft resulting from […]
Utilizing a joint investigative team approach, Susie's Place Children’s Advocacy Center is a facility-based community partnership dedicated to pursuing the truth in child abuse investigations in Indiana. Professionals work as a multidisciplinary team to investigate and intervene in cases of suspected child abuse, primarily sexual abuse.
This multidisciplinary team approach brings together all the professionals and agencies needed to offer comprehensive services: law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, mental-health professionals and the medical community. Attention to the needs and abilities of children is the hallmark of a Children’s Advocacy Center. Designed as a safe and welcoming place for children to be heard, Susie's Place ensures that children are not further victimized by the interventions intended to protect them.
To provide a neutral, child-friendly center to investigate alleged child abuse and neglect in Indiana, while keeping the comfort and safety of the child the first priority.
To strengthen our community's ability to nurture and protect children.