By Brenda L. Holmes, The Flyer Group
Susie’s Place is the child advocacy center in Hendricks County and is staffed with trained forensic interviews that assist law enforcement and Child Protective Services by providing a child-friendly place to interview children who have experienced some sort of abuse or trauma.
“We have outgrown our 1,500 square foot facility,” said Emily Perry, executive director of Susie’s Place. “I like our location; it’s just time for us to make a move to a larger space to fully accommodate our needs.”
Susie’s Place celebrated its grand opening in 2009 and completed 195 interviews for children of various ages that first year. In 2010, the number more than doubled to 429 cases and children were referred from 14 counties in Indiana.