Community Involvement, Dog News

SATF, Victims Services give back to Kings County

Two dogs on a rug.
Trauma dogs help calm children who have been abused.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF/SP) at Corcoran, in partnership with Victims Services, are giving back to Kings County.

Specifically, SATF/SP Partnership for Victims Services donated $2,000 to the Kings County Victim Witness Program and the Kings County District Attorney K-9 Fund.

The Witness Program helps victims who have been physically battered, sexually abused, or subjected to criminal violence. The funds are utilized for victims who need assistance on rides for court, daily living essentials, home care package and automobile necessities.

The Kings County District Attorney K-9 Fund purchases children’s toys and snacks to help during interviews. The fund also pays for dog grooming, dog food, dog supplies and additional dog training. During interviews, the dogs are used to comfort children who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and criminal violence. Currently, the program has two trauma service dogs.

The staff at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office could not thank CDCR staff enough for the generous donations and how much these donations help.

K-9s Hope and Echo even made an appearance to say hello and to thank the SATF/SP staff.

By Lt. Brent Urban

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