May 12, 2020
CPS found Joy through a partnership between themselves, Victim Services of SDG&A and Koala Place. Joy has undergone extensive training to provide physical, social and emotional support for those she interacts with, particularly those who have undergone stress or trauma.
Property/Exhibit Manager and Quartermaster for the CPS, Danielle Lauzon has been Joy’s handler since 2019 and prepares Joy for interactions with children, victims, or witnesses who may have experienced trauma.
“Joy is used to bring a sense of calmness and comfort to victims or witnesses of crime,” said Lauzon. “She helps alleviate some of the discomfort when having to speak to a police officer about a traumatic or unfortunate circumstance.”