Court Dogs Victoria

About CDV


About Court Dogs Victoria

Coop & Champ Outside Melbourne County Court Coop (left) and Coop and Champ Outside Melbourne County Court

Founded in February 2018, Court Dogs Victoria is a non-profit organisation.
Registration number: A012278Y.

CDV is governed by a Committee of Volunteers.

Our Committee Members

  • President: Neta Kirby
  • Treasurer: Jacinta McLean
  • Secretary: Tessa Stow
  • Committee Member: John Dozzi
  • Committee Member: Chelsea Sofra
  • Committee Member: Elisha Whyley

Our Constitution

Court Dogs Victoria is a Non for Profit Organisation which will place highly trained Trauma Support Dogs into areas of the Legal and Justice Profession and agencies working with people suffering grief and trauma, through violent crimes. Thereby helping to alleviate the possibility of re-traumatisation.

Our Purpose

Court Dogs Victoria will fundraise and accept donations for the purpose of:

  • Costs incurred in training dogs to an acceptable level.
  • Costs associated with a breeding program, or the costs of purchasing puppies.
  • Placing dogs in agreed agencies.
  • Training both dogs and new handlers, for 'agreed' agencies.
  • Covering Veterinary care, boarding, and food expenses.
  • Covering Pet insurance for puppies/dogs until placed in an agency.