Almost 11,000 children will have received forensic interviews, advocacy support, and mental health and medical services as needed in 2018.
Recognize that most children who suffer physical or sexual abuse — about 95% — do so at the hands of someone they know. It’s the neighbor, teacher, coach, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and grandparents that are abusing children.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois’ Billie Larkin is retiring. “This is the greatest job in the world. I’ve felt that way all the way through.”
Shortly before I was hired to lead the Indiana Chapter, the organization developed its first project. They chose to establish a forensic interviewing protocol in Indiana.
The first of several, Chapter Director Jan Lutz shares memories and thoughts of the Indiana Chapter’s expanding history.