TOP PHOTO: Orville recently received his new badge.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – District Attorney General Jared Effler joined MacKenzie Adkins and Tracie Davis from the Campbell, Claiborne and Union County Children’s Centers in presenting their facility dog, Orville, with his new badge.
Orville joined the Children’s Center in October 2020 and has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of the team responsible for serving abused and neglected children. Orville reduces the stress and anxiety of child victims by accompanying them throughout the investigation and prosecution of their case.
District Attorney General Jared Effler said, “Orville allows members of the children’s center and district attorney general’s office to better serve victims of child abuse and neglect. He is an essential member of our team and it’s only fitting that he has his own, personalized badge. We look forward to working alongside Orville and our children’s center as we continue to serve the children of our district.” Orville is the second certified facility dog for the Eighth Judicial District, joining Lucia, who is stationed in Scott and Fentress counties.
The Campbell County Children’s Center was founded in 2001 to provide a safe haven for sexually and physically abused children. Instead of being interviewed countless times at different locations, a child can tell their story to one caring and specially trained professional in a child-friendly environment where the child knows he or she will be safe. For more information visit the Children’s Center website or Facebook @CampbellCountyChildrensCenter. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/11/2021-6AM)