February 22, 2017
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If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a media background access form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.
|WHAT:||Media are invited to the graduation ceremony of Paws for Veterans. The Florida Department of Corrections partners with Paws for Veterans for a program that allows inmates to train dogs for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and ready for the next step in training to assist their future veteran recipient.|
|WHEN:||Friday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. EST|
|WHERE:||Central Florida Reception Center South Unit
7000 H.C. Kelley Road
Orlando, Florida 32833
|WHY:||Through programs like Paws for Veterans, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.|
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||Paws for Veterans is a non-profit 501-(c)(3)organization that partners trained service dogs with a disabled veteran. Their mission and vision is to “Rescue dogs to Rescue Heroes.” For more information about the Paws for Veterans organization, please visit their website: www.pawsforveterans.com.|
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.
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