Understanding the link between animal abuse and violence against children and families is a key factor in preventing future crimes.
Animal abuse frequently is an indicator and predictor of interpersonal violence, particularly in domestic violence and child maltreatment scenarios. Participants will explore key insights on how a collaborative approach to examining the compelling link can help people and animals alike. Human service, criminal justice, and animal welfare professionals, along with concerned community members, will learn from local and national experts about the link.
Participants will also have the opportunity to network with exhibitors from local organizations and agencies.