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Courthouse Dogs

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii specializes in training highly skilled Assistance Dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities that limit their mobility.  Assistance Dogs of Hawaii also trains and places other type of Assistance Dogs that help people with special needs. Lifetime follow up training is provided free of charge to ensure the continued success of each team.

Courthouse Dogs

Courthouse Dogs provide comfort and courage

Courthouse Dogs

Courthouse Dogs provide comfort and courage to children who are victims or witnesses of crime. These specially trained dogs work full time at the Prosecutor’s Office and help children to find their voice throughout the difficult legal process.  Courthouse Dogs accompany children in interviews, exams and even while testifying in court.  Courthouse Dogs are a type of Facility Dog and live with their handler, who is usually a prosecutor or victim advocate. Courthouse Dogs receive the same level of training as a Guide Dog or Service Dog. Courthouse Dogs require a very specific temperament and cannot react to outbursts or distractions in the courtroom.