Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution’s JLAD Program

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution teamed up with The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs, JLAD, based in Salem to train and place dogs for people with physical disabilities and veterans with PTSD. The first six puppies were received on April 18, 2016, since that time, EOCI has increased to 16 dogs and 36 carefully selected inmate handlers. These handlers use this program to provide a more focused and intense training program which is increasing the number of canines attaining the status of a service dog.

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