Powerful PAWS for Children

OUR PROGRAMS
  • CASA court appointed special advocates for children
  • child advocacy services CAC children's advocacy center

Powerful Paws for Children

Hayward is a professionally trained Facility Dog who provides additional advocacy and support to children throughout the forensic interview process in our Hammond Office. During a child’s visit to the CAC, they can meet Hayward and have him accompany them in the forensic interview. Trained in over 40 commands, Hayward will lie beside the child so they can pet or touch him throughout the forensic interview. Hayward was trained by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) before he was placed with CAS in 2012.

TO GIVE VOICE, HEALING, AND SECURITY TO CHILDREN