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Md. pilot program allows canines in courtrooms to comfort crime victims and witnesses

A Maryland pilot program allows canines in courtrooms to comfort crime victims and witnesses.  Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 (ABC7 photo) 

A pilot program allows dogs in Maryland courtrooms to comfort victims of abuse, or witnesses to violent crimes in criminal cases.

Roughly 30 to 40 dogs are taking part in the program, which started in Anne Arundel and Harford Counties. However, some defense attorneys have raised questions about the program.

ABC7's Richard Reeve explores the pros and cons of the program in the above video.

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