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Courthouse dogs calm victims’ fears about testifying

More than seven y ears after King County became the first in the nation to use an assistance dog to provide comfort for victims in a courthouse setting, the practice has been upheld by an appeals-court ruling. By Christine Clarridge – Seattle Times staff reporter Ask 16-year-old twin sisters Jordan and Erin what they remember most about being molested, and about the resulting legal ordeal that saw their father sentenced to jail, and they immediately flash on a dog named Jeeter.  “I remember seeing him drink out of a …

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