Stuffed animals make debut in Anderson County courtroom

Stuffed animals make debut in Anderson County courtroom

Posted:
"We're hoping to do it on their first interaction with the court, so they can come in and see this is not a scary place," Judge Brandon Fisher said. "We're hoping to do it on their first interaction with the court, so they can come in and see this is not a scary place," Judge Brandon Fisher said.

CLINTON (WATE) - A county courthouse just got a little cuddlier.

A box of stuffed animals and toys is now on display in the Anderson County Juvenile Court.

The project was put together by attorney Rebecca Franklin in hopes of giving comfort to children called before a judge.

Juvenile Court Judge Brandon Fisher says his court will reaching out to organizations in the community to keep the stuffed animal donations coming in in order to keep the toy box full.

"We're hoping to do it on their first interaction with the court, so they can come in and see this is not a scary place," Fisher said. "They're here with people who want to be their friends and who want to help them. It's something they can hold onto as they go through this process with the court.

The program is modeled on similar ones in courts around the state.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.