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The Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Training Program

May 7, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NYC Family Justice Center, Queens

126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens
New York
United States
11415

The NYC Family Justice Center, Queens will host “The Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Training Program” on May 7, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Research suggests that animal cruelty is an indicator of domestic violence and possible child abuse/neglect.  This program will enable practitioners to understand this important connection and bolster professional strategies by identifying relevant state laws, comply with applicable cross-reporting requirements, and gain an understanding of the available programs and research that can improve client counseling.

Introductions:

Anna E. Ognibene, Senior Staff Attorney, Her Justice

Presenters:

Randall Carmel, Esq., Chair, New York City Bar Association Children and the Law Committee, Law Offices of Randall S. Carmel

Elizabeth A. Frayer, Esq., Member, New York City Bar Association Animal Law Committee, Associate, Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP

Michael J. Devereaux, Esq., Member, New York City Bar Association Animal Law Committee, DEVEREAUX LAW GROUP

Topics:

  • Comprehend the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence
  • Explore the state laws that recognize this linkRecognize the ethical implications of the link in the client-lawyer relationship
  • Identify and report animal cruelty, abuse and neglect
  • Incorporate an assessment of animal cruelty into child abuse and domestic violence evaluations
  • Learn about orders of protection for family pets
  • Utilize evidence of animal cruelty as a basis for a child neglect petition
  • Learn about resources available to assist abuse/neglect victims and remediate defendants

Space is limited and registration is required.  Please RSVP to susanj@fjcnyc.org, and include: (1) Name of attendee(s), (2) Organization and contact information including address

Contact Name: Susan
Contact Email: susanj@fjcnyc.org

 

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