Courthouse Dogs Foundation
Expert education and guidance for legal professionals
Courthouse Dogs Foundation provides technical assistance and training for agencies that want to establish a best practices program for utilizing a dog to provide emotional support to people in legal proceedings.
In a Courthouse Dog® Program:
1. The dog is a graduate facility dog from an assistance dog school that is
a member of Assistance Dogs International
2. The dog’s handler is a professional in the legal system
3. The courthouse facility dog is utilized in such a way as to not disrupt legal proceedings or create legal issues
Courthouse facility dogs work at children's advocacy centers, prosecutor's offices, law enforcement agencies, CASA programs, family justice centers, and sexual assault resource centers.
If your agency is interested in developing a Courthouse Dog Program, or wants more information on this type of program, please contact us.