At 10 pm on a Monday, lead forensic interviewer Kim Denton received a text message. She had ten hours to prepare her team, some of whom rarely conduct forensic interviews, for an emergency case involving up to eight children.
Dunebrook Child Advocacy Center in northern Indiana is celebrating 30 years of service to their community. But it hasn’t always been easy, and critics have had to be won over.
Researchers at the University of Evansville and Holly’s House CAC have partnered to understand what benefits, if any, come from child abuse prevention education.
Excellent police work, CAC interviews, and prosecution come together to help sentence a Johnson County child molester.
“Emily Perry is truly a warrior for children” A Marion County professional has been awarded the D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award by the Indiana Youth Institute. Emily Perry is the executive director for Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers. Susie’s Place opened its first center in Avon in 2009 before expanding to […]
Teresa Huizar, NCA Executive Director, for Huffington Post: However, it would be false to think that that this tragic epidemic of disbelief is solely triggered in rare cases that involve powerful celebrity predators or abuse that happened long ago. Not so. Virtually every multi-victim case—whether involving coaches, teachers, daycare providers, pediatricians, pastors, priests, scout leaders, […]
The nonprofit CASIE Center, working with kids when allegations of abuse arise, has won this year’s local Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence.
An Indiana Court of Appeals panel unanimously agrees forensic interviews can be used as testimony and not violate a defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights.
Prosecutors in Vanderburgh County are helping children understand the courtroom by using models, visits, and more.
Susie’s Place staff conducted over 1,000 interviews in 2016 across two current locations in Avon and Bloomington.