District Attorney Court Dog Volunteer Recognized for Helping Victims in Court

San Diego, California - San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that one of the DA’s Court Dog Program volunteers is being honored for her work by the San Diego Crime Commission at its 10th Annual Senior Volunteers Awards Luncheon. Janet Kinnon, 60, and her dog Wellington(“Welly”) volunteer with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office Court Dog Program, which provides support and comfort to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and other vulnerable adult victims or witnesses. Janet and Welly joined the program in 2015 and since then,  have supported countless victims. Since 2017, Janet and Wellington have helped 45 victims and provided nearly 250 hours of volunteer service.

Probation Officers Welcome Students Back To School

Chula Vista, California - After a long summer due to a school renovation, Montgomery Elementary School students in Chula Vista headed back to the grind, and for the second year in a row, they were met by probation officers with some pencils and stickers to help start off their day with a smile.

San Diego County Partners with Lyft to Drive Disaster Preparedness

San Diego, California - San Diego County is vulnerable to many types of emergencies: fires, floods, and earthquakes just to name a few. These disasters can strike at any time, and we should all be prepared to keep ourselves, and our loved ones, safe. But a 2017 survey conducted by the County found only half of San Diego County residents are prepared to evacuate their homes within 15 minutes. Only 38 percent have an emergency plan.