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Courthouse Dogs with Ellen O’Neill-Stephens

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Courthouse dogs provide emotional support in Seattle’s criminal justice system.

Imagine the difference it could make to a child giving testimony about her sexual abuse if she could be petting a trained dog. In Seattle, Courthouse Dogs are calming witnesses, reducing stress for defendants and their families, and greeting members of the jury. In this episode of “Good Dog” podcast Courthouse Dogs founder, prosecuting attorney Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, explains how the organization began, how the dogs are trained, and shares inspirational success stories.

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