Most people I come into contact with know that I am a board member for Susie’s Place, Hendricks County’s Child Advocacy Center.
Susie’s Place is a child-friendly environment where children can be interviewed by trained forensic interviewers to find out if there has been any abuse. The idea is to minimize the trauma the children endure by having each child tell their story only one time.
Law enforcement, along with representatives from children’s services and the prosecutor’s office, can see and hear the interview while it is going on and speak to the interviewers discretely through an ear piece to make sure all of their questions get answered.
Many of the cases that come to Susie’s Place involve child sexual abuse.
It all sounds scary to me. Can you imagine what those children are feeling?