Julie Brandau, a well-respected Atlanta court reporter, made a difference by always thinking of others. Since her death in March of 2005, court reporters have been giving back to America in Julie's memory by honoring her in a way that would be most meaningful to her – embracing her passion for giving and her love for animals.
The court reporting industry has joined with Search Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from shelters and breed rescues, trains them in urban search and rescue, and then gifts these highly-trained canines to firefighters or other first responders at no cost to their departments. If the canines does not complete the training program, the Foundation guarantees lifetime care -- never to be rescued again.
It costs $10,000 to train each dog, and to date, the court reporting industry sponsors six active duty canine-handler teams and are on the cusp of sponsoring a sixth! Advantage Software continues to support the Julie Brandau Community Service Memorial Project through ongoing donations.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is a not for-profit organization that offers search dogs at no cost to fire and police departments and other emergency service agencies throughout the country.
If you would like to make a donation to the Julie Brandau Community Service Memorial, CLICK HERE, fill out the form, and where it asks "In Memory Of," type either "Julie Brandau" or "Court Reporter," and the memorial will receive the dollar credit.