Courthouse Dog to Join Legal Process

The 13th Judicial District is partnering with the Children’s Advocacy Center in Cookeville and other organizations to bring the comfort of a dog to those involved in the stressful experience of the legal process. It is the second district in the state to utilize a dog at the courthouse. “This is an incredible tool for us," said Ellen O'Neill-Stephens, a former Washington state prosecutor and Courthouse Dogs member. "The dog offers emotional support to everyone involved in the process." The Crossville Chronicle has the story.