Alabama first to have statewide “comfort dog” program

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The pressure of having to testify in court can make anyone nervous, especially children.

Alabama’s Office of Prosecution Services announced Monday that they’re adding more specially-trained facility dogs to assist child crime victims.

Alabama becomes the first state in the country to have a statewide program. 12 trained and certified dogs are assisting crime victims around the state right now.

The program is made possible through a $700,000 grant from the Governor’s office.

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