Senate Bill Could Grant More Access to Therapy Animals

April 05, 2017

Thursday, the Florida Senate is expected to vote on SB 416, a measure that would expand access to therapy animals for children and victims of violent crime in courtrooms across the state.

Right now, the Leon County Court offers children in criminal court (often victims of physical or sexual violence) and dependency court the comfort of an animal to sit with them while they review their testimony, or talk with a judge.