Susie’s Place in Bloomington

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Serving Monroe, Lawrence, Morgan, Owen, Green, Brown, and Bartholomew Counties

Susie’s Place in Bloomington maintains partnerships with medical and mental healthcare providers around Monroe County. Some of these services are available to families at little or no cost.

Bloomington, Indiana is in Monroe County, about an hour southwest of Indianapolis.

Contact us

Our Bloomington location is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 812-822-1570

Get directions to Susie’s Place in Bloomington

Susie’s Place in Bloomington is located in a small office park on the east side of Bloomington near Park Ridge Road and S.R.46/East 3rd Street.

365 S Park Ridge Road Ste. 103
Bloomington, IN 47401

What is Susie’s Place in Bloomington?

Susie’s Place in Bloomington is the second of our three facility-based community partnerships dedicated to pursuing the truth in cases involving alleged crimes against children. Named after Hendricks Co. Detective Susie Austin, we are a 501(c) non-profit organization. You can read more about our history and governance.

These facilities, called Child Advocacy Centers, ensure children are not further victimized by the interventions intended to protect them. We help kids and families after an informed instance of abuse by conducting forensic interviews, child and family advocacy, and providing referrals to professional mental and medical health providers.

Nearly everything we do at Susie’s Place is provided at no cost to families.

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What is a Child Forensic Interview?

A child forensic interview at a CAC is an information-gathering interview that is designed to be age and developmentally appropriate, 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 prioritize 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
  • The Department of Child Services (Child Protective Services)
  • Prosecution
  • Victim advocacy
  • Medical personnel
  • Mental health personnel
  • Child advocacy centers
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Serving over 11,000 children in the last 11 years

Susie’s Place in Bloomington serves hundreds of cases each year. Across all three locations, Susie’s Place has served over 11,000 children in the last eleven years.

Meet our Bloomington Team

Emily Perry
Founder, Executive Director, and Child Forensic Interviewer
Lynn Clinton
Associate Director
Erin Freund
Child and Family Advocate
Vicky Hillenburg
Administrative Coordinator
Kelly Hunckler
Forensic Interviewer
Maren McCrary
Forensic Interviewer
Olivia Sarchet
Medical Case Manager

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