Tom Roberts ’69

Tom Roberts ’69 reports that after a 48-year career in inpatient psychiatry he has become an Indiana director of Therapy Dogs International. With his four certified therapy dogs, he makes daily visits to medical and psychiatric hospitals. He recently successfully lobbied the Indiana legislature for sex-crimes victims’ rights and has developed a court dog program. He works with prosecutors in two counties to provide therapy dogs for both child and adult victims. He supervises teams of 12 therapy dogs who provide victim support from their initial forensic interviews to court appearance. An additional program provides support to prosecutors, judges and victim advocates to address secondary trauma to which their professions are vulnerable.

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