Gateway Gazette

Camrose and District Victim Services Photo Essay: Lucy the Dog

 

In 2013, we introduced you to Caber, Canada’s first “Trauma K9,” in a National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) Sharing Our Stories video. Since that time, the use of victim service dogs has increased significantly across the country.

Lucy at work - Camrose Victims ServicesCamrose and District Victim Services, one of only two amalgamated Victim Service units in Alberta, welcomed their victim service dog, Lucy, in April 2013.

Join us as we learn more about how the Camrose and District Victim Services is optimizing Lucy’s role to provide more effective services to victims of crime.

Note: The child in these photos is an actor.

To start the photo essay, click here.

This photo essay references a Department of Justice report that notes the benefits of animals to vulnerable individuals in general, and in supportive or therapeutic-like contexts. The full report is available here.

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  • Lori rehill , June 16, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    Congratulations to Michelle and Lucy for winning the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General 2015 Award for Innovation!

    Lori Rehill
    APBVSA

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