Meet Chief, the CAC's new service dog

In March of 2022, the CAC of Bristol County welcomed Chief, a nationally accredited service dog to our team. Chief was purchased by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and was trained by NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a nonprofit in Princeton, MA. Chief is named after a fallen U.S. soldier who fought in Iraq. He passed the Assistance Dogs International Public Access/Safety Test and is available to join children who request his presence in an interview due to his calm temperament and friendly approach.

Chief was featured in the media:

Turn to 10: Bristol County district attorney welcomes assistance dog to comfort, support abuse victims

ABC6: Bristol County D.A., Child Advocacy Center Welcome Support Dog  Bristol County DA’s office hires support dog to help child abuse victims

Chief, a black service dog



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