Metro court held a dog show to raise awareness about its specialty courts.
Metro court has a series of 11 specialty courts that give non-violent offenders a chance at rehabilitation instead of jail.
Thursday, a graduate from the program used his hobby of showing dogs to help.
It was meant to raise awareness of how specialty courts get people back to a sense of normalcy and out of the crime life.
“With the veterans’ court and all these other specialty courts, they help you get the resources needed and more focus to kind of help you better your life as opposed to doing the same thing as everybody else, going through the system,” said Nicolas Hodges, a veterans’ court graduate.
The New Mexico Courts website states other specialty court participants have found benefits through various other experimental therapy such as meditation, equine therapy and the use of service dogs.
Additional information can be found here.