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Providing courage

Courthouse Facility Dogs provide comfort and courage to children who are victims or witnesses of crime. These specially trained dogs work full-time at the Prosecutor’s Office and help children to find their voice throughout the difficult legal process.  Courthouse Facility Dogs accompany children in interviews, exams and even while testifying in court.  Courthouse Facility Dogs are a type of Facility Dog and live with their handler, who is usually a prosecutor or victim advocate. Courthouse Facility Dogs receive the same level of training as a Guide Dog or Service Dog. Courthouse Facility Dogs require a very specific temperament and cannot react to outbursts or distractions in the courtroom.

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