Child abuse prevention

‘No shame, no blame, no names’: ‘Baby Box’ installed in Fortville

2019-11-15T17:51:37+00:00October 24th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Neglect, Prosecutor's office|

FORTVILLE — The door recently installed at Vernon Township’s new fire station isn’t big like the bay doors spanning its large garage. Instead, it’s just big enough to place a baby in the container inside. That container, which is equipped with heating and cooling features, immediately locks after a baby is placed inside. A circuit

OUR OPINION: Zoey’s Place finds a worthy home

2019-11-15T18:01:22+00:00August 30th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

You couldn’t blame Bridget Foy for being a little giddy when she first stepped across the threshold at the new Zoey’s Place, the house in Greenfield that soon will be home to the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that such a moment seemed unlikely. Despite widespread endorsement of

A HOME AT LAST: Zoey’s Place to move into new offices

2019-11-15T18:03:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

HANCOCK COUNTY — When they opened the front door and walked into the empty house, Bridget Foy asked for someone to pinch her, because she still couldn’t believe they’d found a place. Brent Eaton, on the other hand, remained stoic but allowed that he was still a bit overwhelmed by their good fortune. “This is

Hancock County dispatch center earns certificate for endangered child training

2019-08-14T14:37:23+00:00April 16th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind.– Dispatchers at Hancock County’s 911 call center never know who will be on the other end of the line or what danger they may find themselves in when a call comes in to their system. That dilemma may be even more difficult to navigate when a child is involved, as a youngster

Hancock County mom calls for stricter laws after she says son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-14T14:41:51+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She's motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-08-16T19:20:39+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-11-15T18:05:16+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

Child neglect cases highlight importance of reporting suspected abuse

2018-04-19T02:02:21+00:00April 19th, 2018|CBS 4, Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Hancock County, there have been a handful of child neglect cases in the last few years that bring awareness to the importance of protecting children. The May 2015 death of Zoey Wagoner is still on the minds of many in the community. The 1-year-old

Organizations work to promote child abuse prevention

2018-04-19T02:00:07+00:00April 19th, 2018|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter|

By Rorye Hatcher, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Blue and silver pinwheels sparkled in the sun, a reminder of the innocence of children and a call to protect that innocence. Representatives from organizations dedicated to promoting child safety converged at the Hancock County Public Library this week to encourage residents to come together to prevent child abuse