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The Pawsitive Change Program

I am so excited to announce my collaboration with the Pawsitive Change Program. This program matches rescue dogs with inmates inside California State Prisons, and juvenile detention centers. This 14 week program is designed to reduce recidivism rates by providing inmates with viable skills such as working in the pet services industry as trainers and kennel staff once they are released from prison. The goal is to create deep relationships between inmate, dog, and staff. When inmates work with the dogs it allows them to give and receive affection. Other goals include increased willingness to cooperate and engage in a positive manner in a team setting, increase awareness of the needs and emotions of others, increase self esteem and social...

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