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Comfort Dogs Have Dramatic Impact in Dependency Court: New video highlights benefits of placing dogs in the courts

Approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s 60 judicial districts report that they either use comfort dogs in dependency court or are implementing a program to use them. The impact can be dramatic on the children they serve, according to judges and other judiciary personnel interviewed for a new educational video on comfort dogs. The video is produced by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts (OCFC), a unit of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).

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PA Courts reaches 4,000 Twitter followers

The Pennsylvania Judiciary’s Twitter feed has reached a milestone, climbing to 4,000 followers. Since its launch in October 2010, @PACourts has sent out more than 3,800 messages that contain links to court rulings, schedules, news releases and general information. Photos and other graphics accompany many of the messages. The feed can be accessed by desktop, cell phone or other mobile devices through the popular social media service.

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