I want to see victims of crimes have this same option of knowing the healing powers of what animals can do. If only there was a facility for rape victims, families of the murdered victim abuse victims, robbery victims, hate crime victims, drug dealer victims, gang victims and children of victims. Maybe convert these class funds that the criminals enjoy for the victims of these criminals for classes and facilities for the ones that actually got hurt. Save the life of the victims and the abandoned pets.
These programs have not worked; the crime rate is no better. Actually, it is worse. It's time to give the power and money back to the good people. Being a victim myself there were no free classes for me. So I call crap on this and other victims of crime should too.
And if you are a teacher of these prison classes, I'll bet you would feel much better about yourself if you were being paid to help the innocent instead. Maybe you as a teacher can change this somehow.
Changing a minor's direction is one right thing, but someone who is old enough to know right and wrong, choose and accept prison life and know themselves that they don't deserve special treatment of any kind. Stop giving it to them!
The win, win, win program is this: Save the lives of dogs in shelters. Help victims. Save human lives by screening for cancer using trained dogs.
I'll bet you would get more support for this.