Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse's Newest Employee

Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse's Newest Employee

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SSD Hamlet, a facility dog trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA, is now working as a courthouse dog for Lancaster 
County Courthouse. Only the second dog in the nation to work in the treatment courts, Hamlet will help reduce stress and anxiety for participants in the Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

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Hamlet is a two-year-old yellow lab.  He graduated from Susquehanna Service Dogs and just landed his first job at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

"His role is he is going to help in the courtroom to relieve anxiety for the participants that are in the court process," said Amanda Nicholson, one of Hamlet's trainers.  "He's also going to partake in their individual sessions with the participants to relieve some anxiety and just be a friendly face when they come in," she said.



Ann Moffitt
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Keystone Human Services
Kerry Wevodau
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Susquehanna Service Dogs