Wednesday February 20th, 2019

Canine Advocacy Program shared Michigan Supreme Court's photo.

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Sending a shout-out to all Canine Advocacy Program owners and handlers, most of whom are county prosecutors or court employees, on #LoveYourPetDay. These "canine advocates," such as Mr. Weeber Canine Advocate and Courthouse Clyde, perform an important service by providing comfort and support to crime victims in the courtroom. Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan - PAAM

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Saturday February 16th, 2019

One of our newest canine advocates, "Belle" passed her test last week and is ready to help the children of Cass County. Her handler and owner, Amanda Smego is so proud. Congratulations Belle ! ... See moreSee less

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Congratulations Belle!馃憤馃惥馃挆

4 days ago 聽 路 聽1
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This might be my cc'd Hermione that I heard had changed her name to Belle. The picture isn't real good.

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Yeaaaah Belle!

3 days ago
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Great work Amanda!

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Great job Amanda

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Way to go sweetheart

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JAKEWell done Belle!

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Friday February 15th, 2019

Canine Advocacy Program shared BBC News's post.

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Paw and order! This heckin' good girl has just been sworn in as a 'courtroom dog', and is ready to support kids taking the stand. 馃惥

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Sunday February 10th, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Kory, a courtroom support dog, to the Ingham County Prosecutor鈥檚 Office. Kory will work with her handler Jessica Carls, a Victim鈥檚 Rights Specialist, to provide emotional support to victims of crime.

Kory鈥檚 expenses are being paid by Mick Grewal Sr. and David S. Mittleman of Grewal Law PLLC. We express our gratitude to Mr. Grewal and Mr. Mittleman for their support of this valuable project.

Kory was trained by the Canine Advocacy Program (CAP), which was developed to provide advocacy services to child victims, utilizing a highly trained dog to alleviate the anxiety associated with being involved in the criminal justice system. CAP is a Michigan non-profit charitable organization headquartered in West Bloomfield.

Kory will be 鈥渟worn in鈥 by Judge Richard J. Garcia, Chief Circuit and Probate Judge. Please join us in Judge Garcia鈥檚 courtroom on Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m.

Ingham County Probate Court
Courtroom of Judge Richard J. Garcia
Veteran鈥檚 Memorial Courthouse
313 W. Kalamazoo St.
Second Floor (2R)
Wednesday, February 13
3:30 p.m.
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So proud, Dan Cojanu! This is wonderful! That face! Ugh!!! 鉂わ笍

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Anne in close to 18 years of law enforcement, 6 in investigations, it was extremely rare for kids to lie close to the degree you allege. When you take into account the practices of forensic interviewers, such as those at CARE House in Oakland County as an example, as well as the due diligence exercised by Prosecutor鈥檚,kids lying and those lies being pushed through the criminal justice system are as low as they come. This program has an amazing affect on child victims and they do so much good.

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I'm so excited to hear about this! <3 馃惗 Welcome to my (still) favorite court, Kory! 馃槃

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Robyn Lynn

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Hooray for advocacy! Hooray for the sponsors! #peacemakingatwork

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Woof woof

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Please join us for the swearing in ceremony next week !

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Welcome sweetheart

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1 FUR 1 FoundationWelcome to the #CourtDogsInAction pack! 馃帀馃帀馃帀 We鈥檙e so happy to meet you 馃

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If the child is lying, this just adds emotional support to the lies. In the eyes of the jury the child will look innocent. Why don't people believe that children have motives for lying about this. For example: the child no longer wants to live with Dad because Dad is too strict. The child learns about CSC in school, TV, posters, and decides this is a good way to get to move to Mom's. But the child does not know the consequences of his/her behavior. Do not think this does not happen.

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