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Judicial Institute on the Human-Animal Bond and the LINK Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence: Issues in Family Law Cases
Washington, DC
October 2 – 3, 2023
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“I can foster and secure the relationship between animals and their humans and in that way improve the quality of life of both. I feel more optimistic about the difference I can make in the lives of animals and families.”
                    ~ Honorable Rosa Figarola (Ret.)

          For decades, NCJFCJ has supported efforts by juvenile and family courts to explore the connections that animals have with both families and the justice system, and promotes practices such as canine court companions and therapy animals, domestic violence victim protections that includes pets, therapeutic correctional programs that involve at-risk youth and at-risk dogs, and animal welfare as part of trauma-informed justice.

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