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Miami-Dade Pet Therapy Dog Helps Incarcerated Youth (via CBS Miami)

A Miami juvenile detention center is using therapy dogs as part of a new pilot program, Canine Comfort, to help youth while they are incarcerated. Many teens in detention centers have been through trauma and painful relationships before entering the system and therapy dogs can help them “cope with the emotions youth experience while in detention and away from their families. Studies have indicated dogs not only have the ability to listen, also provide people with the feeling of unconditional empathetic non-verbal feedback.”

Read more at CBS Miami.