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Canine Advocate | Weiss Advocacy Center

Weiss Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce Daphne, our Canine Advocate, is our newest staff member

Our Voices for Children staff has grown by 4 paws! We are happy to announce Daphne, our Canine Advocate, as our newest staff member. She loves kids, playing hide and seek, and yummy treats.Thank you to Leader Dogs for the Blind and Canine Advocacy Program for this wonderful opportunity for the kids, families and team members in Genesee County! She provides great comfort to the children we serve during forensic interviews, court hearing and support groups. We are thrilled to have her provide such a great comfort to children who are victims child sexual, physical abuse, neglect and/or Human Trafficking.

Daphne joined our staff in June 2017 from Rochester, MI where she worked with Leader Dogs for the Blind. Our friends at Canine Advocacy Program (CAP) worked with Daphne and her handlers to enhance her training and further develop her skills. In less than a month, she was ready to start working with kids in the Forensic Interviews and in court. She is a one year old Black Labrador/Golden Retriever hybrid dog who loves giving kisses, playing with her toys and finding sticks in the yard.

Daphne was brought to Voices for Children to accompany children in Forensic Interviews, support groups, court proceedings, medical exams and other events throughout the community. Our hope with having Daphne at our facility is to reduce anxiety and bring joy to the people we work with. We really enjoy having her on staff and we hope she brings you as much joy as she has brought us. Follow Daphne’s journey on facebook: #deputydaphne


Daphne and Friend