Yamhill County district attorney's office first in state to utilize courthouse dog to aid victims and witnesses
Feb 14, 2014
(Yamhill County District Attorney) Beginning last week, the Yamhill County District Attorneys Office started using a facility dog to aid victims and witnesses of crime in reducing their stress and anxiety as they work through the criminal justice system. (Click here for News-Register story.)
Marybeth is a two year old Yellow Labrador, Golden Retriever mix, professionally trained by Canine Companions for Independence. Although she received the same degree of training t o work as a service dog, she was placed with the Yamhill County District Attorneys Office as a facility dog primarily because her extremely calm temperament enables her to provide emotional comfort to strangers in a high stress environment.
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