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“I can foster and secure the relationship between animals and their humans and in that way improve the quality of life of both. I feel more optimistic about the difference I can make in the lives of animals and families.”
                    ~ Honorable Rosa Figarola, Retired

The NCJFCJ has had a decade’s long interest in the connections that animals have with the juvenile and family court system, and promotes practices such as canine court companions and therapy animals, domestic violence victim protections that includes pets, therapeutic correctional programs that involve at-risk youth and at-risk dogs, and animal welfare as part of trauma-informed justice.

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