Programs like Pawsitive Directions Canine Program provide opportunities for prison inmates to learn critical life skills and work related skills to help them re-integrate into society. Similar programs in Canada are the Melody Acres - Partners in Process, the Ontario SPCA's Youth Animal Program, Horses Refining Hearts, and Stable Path Program Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to name a few.
Results of an Evaluation of the Pawsitive Directions Canine Program at Nova Institution for Women.
Equine Facilitated Learning
June 09, 2011 One Arrow First Nation will be holding a Press Conference
To proudly announce four reasons why Canada should step up, take notice and keep watching:
1) THE LEADING, First Nation COMMUNITY (nationally and internationally) to offer a personal growth and development program for every youth in the community to participate in, delivered through the school; a ground breaking commitment to the overall wellness to OneArrow First Nations. OneArrow EAL. Read more...
RCMP Victim Services Has Gone to the Dogs
Prince George RCMP’s Victim Services Unit have added a new breed of caseworker to assist victims of crime and trauma. Grimmus, Max and Chara are the newest members of the Victim Services team at the Prince George RCMP Detachment. Much like the other 19 Victim Services workers, all three bring compassion and devotion to their duties. The difference is, these three each have four legs and a tail. Read more...
Many Canadian convicts have FAS -- can prison help them? The number of people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canadian prisons isn't known, but estimates vary wildly -- from 15 to 80 per cent. BY VANCOUVER SUN DECEMBER 8, 2010 Read more...
Yukon MP plans private member bill on FASD
CBC News Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:21 AM CT Last Updated: Nov 20, 2013 8:01 AM CT Read more...
Providing Temporary Shelter for
Pets of Abused Women
The Link - Animal Abuse, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence
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Anti-bully, Prison, and Other Programs
Women Offender Programs and Issues
Pet Facilitated Therapy in Correctional Institutions Works Cited. Read more...
For information regarding careers in this area please visit: Equine Assisted Therapy and Training.
Wild Horse Inmate Program
The Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI), Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program (PTKCP) is a program which provides the outside community with pre-trained dogs. Dogs graduating from this program fill many roles: everything from a wonderfully trained basic family pet, to a nursing home dog, to very sophisticated assistance dogs which perform a variety of tasks for their masters. These dogs are perfect pets for the youngest child to an elderly parent. Read more...
Advocates disappointed Yukon MP Ryan Leef’s FASD bill dropped
Other Important Links
Victim Services Trauma K-9
Animal Programs in Prison: A Comprehensive Assessment
Victims of Crime Research Digest Issue 7 / 2014
Support Dogs for Victims of Crime
Setting Both Human and Animal Captives Free
USA Prison-Based Dog Training Programs: Rehabilitation for Canine and Human
It's happening all over the USA: prison inmates receive training to, in turn, train dogs from animal shelters. The prisoners learn a joy, a compassion and a responsibility that can come only from raising and training a dog, as well as skills that can help them find a job. The dog becomes adoptable. Some lucky family gets to adopt a well-trained dog that, just a few weeks before, would have been put to death merely for being unwanted. OR, the dog is trained especially for security jobs (drug sniffing, bomb sniffing at airports, etc.). The shelter reduces the numbers of dogs killed every year in the USA (which totals in the MILLIONS).Read more...
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