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Susie’s Place Turns Five

Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center has done a lot for families throughout the state since opening in 2009, but there is no sign of the organization slowing down anytime soon. “We have grown so much,” she said. “Our very first year in 2009 when we opened, we worked 192 cases and last year we worked 847 — the growth has been substantial and unexpected.”

Susie’s Place Executive Director reflects on recent child abuse headlines in Indiana

AVON —  With child sexual abuse beginning to dominate national headlines, local child advocates have decided to take the opportunity to educate. “We were getting calls from the media and decided that this really is a teachable moment,” said Emily Perry, executive director of Susie’s Place, Hendricks County’s child advocacy center. Susie’s Place opened its doors in Avon in April 2009 to provide a neutral, child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged child abuse. The Avon center also serves Boone, Putnam, Morgan, and Montgomery counties. In April of this year, Susie’s Place opened a second center in Bloomington to serve Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Greene, and Owen counties. Continue reading at The Flyer Group

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