courtroom-dog.jpgA 2-year-old yellow labrador retriever has joined the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s office as a trained canine courtroom companion whose job it is to put people at ease — both crime victims and accused criminals.

Kerris especially excels with children. She can diffuse tensions and calm families under stress, relaxing the children who have seen unspeakable things.

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  1. Oh, that is so awesome! I hope this will the first of many such initiatives. I know animals are often taken into care homes and similar institutions to provide the same sort of thing. But what a great idea to take them into the courtroom. How about prisons? Drug and alcohol treatment centres? I know the four cats who live in my house are much more valuable than the small amount of money they cost to care for.

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