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Children's Advocacy Center

Purse-auction fundraiser's goal: $10,000 to aid child-advocacy center

Purse-auction fundraiser's goal: $10,000 to aid child-advocacy center

Spring is in the air, and the Tucson Ladies Council will greet it with flair at Bags and Bellinis, a silent auction to benefit the Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center next Sunday at La Encantada.

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Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

Volunteer Kyra McGuire, 4, cuddles with Russell as he gets accustomed to his new duties. Over the past few years, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, victims advocates and forensic interviewers across the nation have begun using specially trained dogs like Russell to comfort children.

October 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

Using seized drug profits, the Pima County Attorney's Office bought Russell from Assistance Dogs of the West for $11,000.

October 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

Courthouse dog will comfort kids as they go through a stressful time

More than 1,000 children who witnessed violent crimes or were themselves abused or neglected were forced last year to share their stories with a stranger at the Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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