What can you expect at Susie’s Place in Bloomington?
What is Susie’s Place in Bloomington?
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 Bloomington?
Bloomington, Indiana is about an hour southwest of Indianapolis and is home to Indiana University’s flagship campus and our second location. Susie’s Place in Bloomington has conducted more than 2,900 interviews since opening in 2011.
Susie’s Place in Bloomington regularly serves Monroe, Lawrence, Morgan, Owen, Green, Brown, and Bartholowmew Counties, among others as-needed.
Susie’s Place in Bloomington offers co-located mental health services through the Indiana Center for Children and Families. We also offer forensic medical exams on-site through Riley Physicians regardless of insurance status or the family’s ability to pay.
Our team is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
365 S Park Ridge Road Ste. 103
Bloomington, IN 47401
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 Bloomington Team
Recently from Susie’s Place in Bloomington
- Meet our new staff
- Meet Victim Assistance Program Director Teresa Deckard
- Susie’s Place to begin offering medical exams to child abuse victims
- Learn how to react to child abuse this April 19 and 26
- Susie’s Place Bloomington is Moving