Saturday, February 6, 2010

Canine advocacy program

I received an article from a friend about the Canine advocacy program in Michigan.

Amos, a two-year-old lab mix, visits court rooms to work with child witnesses in cases of domestic or sexual assault.

The article says:

The idea of using dogs to ease courtroom tensions is not new and is gaining popularity across the country. Courthousedogs.com began in Seattle when an assistant prosecutor in King County, took her disabled son's service dog to work one day a week and discovered that the dog had a profoundly calming effect on young witnesses. Now that county, and others in Texas, Georgia, Montana, Florida and Maryland have dogs working courtrooms.

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