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Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings

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Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use of
Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registered
animals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined in the Therapy
Animals Supporting Kids (TASK)™ Manual, to aid in the investigation of crimes involving young and/or
vulnerable victims or witnesses and in situations where the animal would aid in preparing for, or
testifying in a hearing or trial.

Further, the NDAA Task Force endorses the following guidelines as best practices for including animals
that offer therapeutic assistance in the criminal justice field.

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Angel Tobey

Purdue University

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URL http://www.flcourthousedogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/NDAATaskForceRecommendations2013.pdf
Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Courthouse Dogs
  4. Crime
  5. Guidelines
  6. practices
  7. rules
  8. therapeutic interactions
  9. training
  10. victims
  11. Witnesses