What Judges Need to Know about Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse, and Juvenile Offending – Part II Animal Cruelty and Juvenile Offending

August 10, 2020 12:00 PM to August 10, 2020 1:00 PM
PT – Pacific Time

Please join Jamie Contreras, Senior Staff Attorney with Animal Legal Defense Fund for a discussion on animal cruelty, child abuse, and juvenile offending.

Through their authority to issue protection and restraining orders, to remove children from abusive homes, and to order youthful offenders into treatment or secure placement, judges use the power of the courts to respond to cruelty and abuse, to protect victims and prevent future harm. Judges also have the opportunity to take measures to safeguard the well being of an overlooked member of the household and the community – pets and animals. To do this effectively, they need to understand the links between behavior involving violence against animals and interpersonal violence.

The NCJFCJ is offering a two-part webinar series to provide judges with practical information and resources for understanding the link and for addressing animal cruelty when it arises in the context of child abuse and neglect cases and juvenile offending cases.

Contact Name: Elisha Harris
Contact Email: eharris@ncjfcj.org

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