DAWG Act Allows Certified Facility Dogs to Comfort Witnesses in Courtrooms

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn introducing the Dogs as Witness Guardians (DAWG) Act, which would clarify federal judges’ authority to allow certified facility dogs in courtrooms during legal proceedings. This legislation is based on the successful efforts of many states around the nation and guidance from experts in the field. Click here to watch the video

“Courtrooms can be difficult places for witnesses who have experienced trauma, particularly children,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This legislation would allow specially trained dogs to support these brave witnesses and minimize the possibility of them re-experiencing traumatic memories.”

Photos courtesy: Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

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