What can you expect at Susie’s Place in Avon?
What is Susie’s Place in Avon?
Susie’s Place is a facility based community partnership dedicated to pursuing the truth in cases involving alleged crimes against children.
These facilities, called Child Advocacy Centers, ensure children are not further victimized by the interventions intended to protect them.
What is a Child Forensic Interview?
A child forensic interview at a CAC is an age and developmentally appropriate, information-gathering interview of an alleged child victim of a crime or a child witness to a violent crime.
Forensic Interviews follow a semi-structured forensic interview protocol designed to be non-leading and non-suggestive and always prioritizing the needs and safety of the child.
What is a Multidisciplinary Team?
CACs utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to investigate and intervene in cases involving allegations of crimes against children to ensure a child-focused approach. An MDT consists of the following professionals:
Law Enforcement • Child Protective Services • Prosecution • Victim Advocacy • Medical Personnel • Mental Health Personnel • Child Advocacy Centers
How can I contact Susie’s Place in Avon?
Susie’s Place in Avon was our first location out of our three west-central Indiana locations. The center opened in 2009.
Susie’s Place in Avon regularly serves Hendricks, Morgan, Putnam, Owen, and several other counties as-needed.
Avon, Indiana sits just west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County. Susie’s Place in Avon offers co-located mental health services through Indiana Center for Children and Families. This offers families trauma-focused mental health services regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
Our Avon location is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
7519 Beechwood Centre Road
Avon, IN 46123
Susie’s Place caseload since 2009
Susie’s Place has investigated over 7,000 cases since 2009. In the summer of 2017 Susie’s Place in Terre Haute opened. We served more cases than any prior year as a result.
Meet Our Avon Team