Give your Dog a Job: Service, Assistance and Therapy Dogs

Presented by: Allie Phillips

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Allie Phillips is a nationally-recognized author, attorney and advocate for protecting animals and promoting human-animal interactions. She is currently the Director of the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse (and Deputy Director for the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse) at the National District Attorneys Association in Alexandria, VA. She started her legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Michigan. Since 1997, she has been training criminal justice professionals, including how animals can help crime victims through the court system. While employed at American Humane Association as the Vice President of Human-Animal Strategic Initiatives and Vice President of Public Policy, she co-created the Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program to help connect handler-animal therapy teams to the criminal justice system. Allie has a long history of helping animals, including volunteering with numerous national and local animal protection organizations. To learn more about Allie's work, her books, and how to get involved, please visit

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