The State's Attorney's Office is very excited to welcome Kiwi, our Courthouse Facility Dog. She is the first Courthouse Facility Dog in Illinois' Tenth Judicial Circuit. Kiwi was sworn in on August 24, 2022, under a partnership with my office and Paws Giving Independence, a local non-profit organization that provides highly trained service dogs.
She is a 3-year-old black lab who loves kids, treats and outings along the riverwalk. Two trained and certified State’s Attorney staff members take care of her.
Kiwi is here to provide comfort to children and adults with disabilities who have been victims or witnesses of violent crime. She helps ease the trauma of coming to court! She regularly greets children at the Children’s Advocacy Center, the State’s Attorney’s Office and in the courtroom. Kiwi is also active in the community attending events and touring schools.
Feel free to pet her if you see her!
Peoria County State's Attorney
Chief Judge Katherine Gorman Presiding
Oath Administered by State's Attorney Jodi Hoos