'Courthouse dog' to join local legal process - WSMV Channel 4

'Courthouse dog' to join local legal process

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The courthouse in Cumberland County will soon offer those involved in the legal process some additional support.

A dog will be available to help primarily crime victims and witnesses get through various legal proceedings but it will be available to defendants as well.

The Crossville Chronicle (http://bit.ly/18kv28C) reports it will be the second courthouse in the state to employ a courthouse dog.

Local prosecutors, the sheriff and workers with the local Department of Children's Services have endorsed the program.

A representative from the Children's Advocacy Center in Cookeville will soon begin training with the dog that will be assigned to the courthouse.

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