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Service Dog Used in Court

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There's a new special court advocate in Elkhart County, Indiana.
 
Burke is a yellow Labrador retriever.
 
Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to improve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in children, and Burke has been specially trained to give that comfort in a courtroom setting.
 
All child advocate volunteers get sworn in by a judge, so it only seemed appropriate that Burke gets to do the same.
 
Burke's handler says she'd like to see him work with other courts in the future.
 

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