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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Veterans Treatment Court participant Jojo Lupica petted Athena, a service dog owned by veteran Ron Stebbins, after court sessions Dec. 13 at Circuit Court downtown. Athena, who provides calm assurance as program participants go through their trials, is "a big help around here," Lupica said.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Athena gives a kiss to Tammi Kubo, the judge's wife.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Athena mingles with mentors and participants at Veterans Court before court sessions begin with Judge Ed Kubo.