Some of the most vulnerable victims and witnesses involved in court cases are finding comfort in special canines. The facility dogs help children cope with the trauma of facing an accuser or giving testimony in court.
When Pella is on the job, she sees the happy effect of charming 5-year-old Malayla. It’s another training day at the office for Pella, a Labrador-Golden Retriever mix. Malayla and the other children we met this day were volunteers helping in Pella’s work.
“She just brings a smile to people’s faces just seeing her,” Amber Urban said. 
  Pella’s job was created by Urban when she was at a local police department. Now, she’s a criminal investigator at the Arapahoe County, Colorado, district attorney’s office. You could call them partners.
They take on the toughest cases when a child has been hurt or sexually abused or seen a horrible crime. It often starts with the investigation when …