128 South College Street
Pikeville KY 41501
Contact Information
Address 128 South College Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone (606) 437-7447
Fax 606 4320508
Contact Name Laura Kretzer
At A Glance
Former Names
Big Sandy Area Child Advocacy Center
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Other Documents
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Judi’s Place for Kids – a bright solution for abused children - a community working together promoting safety and justice, offering hope and healing so that all may thrive and reach their full potential.

Background Statement Incorporated in 1999, Judi's Place for Kids has grown to provide key child advocacy services in its five-county region of Eastern Kentucky.  With four full time staff, one part time staff and two contracted physicians, the Center provides victim advocacy, multi-disciplinary team coordination, forensic interviews, and comprehensive medical examinations.  Mental health services are provided on-site through an agreement with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.  Public presentations are available upon request.  The center is designated by Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide these services in its service region.  The Center is also a member of the Kentucky Association of Children's Advocacy Centers and an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance. Our organization is named in honor of former First Lady Judi Patton, who worked to establish children's advocacy centers across Kentucky and continues as an advocate for abused children.
Impact Statement Judi's Place purchased and moved into a larger home in 2008 in order to enhance services to children.  JP served close to 250 children in the fiscal year that ended June 2009.  With the move, the waiting time for services has decreased, and therapeutic services have increased.  JP is seeking funding to further expand therapeutic services.  JP is continuing its capital campaign to assist with costs and repairs to its larger home.  The Center achieved accreditation from National Children's Alliance in 2009. Beginning in 2010, JP has increased its public education efforts through the nationally recognized Darkness to Light Stewards of Children curriculum.
Needs Statement
Judi's Place for Kids is seeking funding for capital improvements, including adding vinyl trim to the exterior of the building and replacing carpeting in the upstairs.
Additionally, funding is sought for further expansion of community education efforts.  Training kits for the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program cost $10 per person trained.
Further funding is needed to support current programs, including forensic interviewing, victim advocacy, mental health services, and  medical services. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement Our Center's services are unique in the region and provide an independent, neutral setting to assist families and children in crisis.  No services are provided to alleged offenders of abuse.  Every effort is made to address barriers to the children receiving services, such as transportation.  We are thankful for the support of the community.  Donations make a tremendous difference in the quality and availability of services.
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Judi's Place for Kids serves child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin Counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Angela Hall
Company Affiliation Gearheart Communications
Term July 2012 to Sept 2014
Board Members
Leslie Bays Big Sandy Community & Technical College
Sheila Belcher Pikeville Medical Center
Gail Blackburn Abode USA Realty
Kathryn Burke Law Offices of Kathryn BurkeVoting
Mickey England Mickey's Menagerie
Angela Hall Gearheart CommunicationsVoting
Genesia Kilgore-Bowling University of Pikeville
Judi Conway Patton Community VolunteerVoting
Stephanie Rodriguez Community Volunteer
Daryle Ronning Attorney
Mike Taylor Elkhorn City HousingVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 50%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 67%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 33%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
CEO Comments Gen
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Laura Kretzer
Term Start July 2005
Email Laura.Kretzer@ky.gov
Experience Laura Kretzer is a native of Johnson County. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and completed her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She also completed a federal traineeship through the Leadership Experiences in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program.  She has worked with youth with mental health difficulties in both Kentucky and Ohio. Many of these youth have been struggling with difficulties related to sexual abuse. Additionally, prior to joining Judi's Place for Kids, she served on the management team of Hamilton Choices for close to three years, managing a staff of seven in the field of wraparound services. Mrs. Kretzer strives to lead the organization following principles of Good to Great, believing that the best care possible should be provided to child victims of abuse in Eastern Kentucky.
In her current role, Mrs. Kretzer serves as President for the Kentucky Association of Children's Advocacy Centers.  She serves on the Pike County Foster Care Review Board, the Pike County/ Model City Head Start Health Care Advisory Committee, Families First and the Pike County Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee.  She is also a member of the Big Sandy Coalition on Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse.  In addition to presentations regarding the work of Judi's Place for Kids, she has conducted presentations on primary prevention and attachment disorders.  She is an authorized facilitator of the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children curriculum. 
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 14
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Forensic Interviewer, MDT Coordinator
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Provides comprehensive medical examinations by pediatricians with additional training in child sexual abuse examinations utilizing colposcope.  Additionally, each child receiving an exam is screened by a qualified mental health professional for trauma symptoms.
Budget 55672
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments Additional services include forensic interviews, child and family advocacy, and community education.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
United Way Member Agency2004
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2009
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $312,545.00
Projected Expenses $311,420.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$248,275$293,179$278,207
Investment Income, Net of Losses$315$307$242
Membership Dues------
Special Events$13,045$9,541$12,598
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$182,209$173,048$155,685
Administration Expense$120,724$116,067$124,019
Fundraising Expense--$3,872--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.141.26
Program Expense/Total Expenses60%59%56%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$384,869$408,160$381,088
Current Assets$160,149$185,239$156,844
Long-Term Liabilities--$14,367$28,027
Current Liabilities$5,258$5,942$4,780
Total Net Assets$379,611$387,851$348,281
Form 990s
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 - Part I
2011 990- Part II
2010 990EZ
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990
Audit Documents
2013 Audit
2013 AuditPart2
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose building renovations
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments Aud
Address 128 South College Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Primary Phone 606 437-7447
Contact Email Laura.Kretzer@ky.gov
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Laura Kretzer
Board Chair Angela Hall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gearheart Communications