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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
October 6, 2015
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Paws for Veterans Graduation Ceremony to be held at Central Florida Reception Center

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 to assist 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, October 16, 9 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 viable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER: Paws for Veterans is a non-profit 501-(c)(3)organization that partners trained service dogs with a disabled veterans.  Their Mission and Vision is "Rescue Dogs to Rescue Heroes".  For more information about the Paws for Veterans organization, please go to their website:  www.pawsforveterans.com.  
CONTACT:

If you wish to attend the Paws for Veterans graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections' Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420 as soon as possible, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form.

Please note: No video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones or cameras will be permitted inside the institution.


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