Judicial Institute on the Human-Animal Bond and the LINK Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence: Issues in Family Law Cases
October 2 – 3, 2023
“The association between animal abuse and all forms of violence is well documented. If we don’t address pets, we are missing the mark and reality of who and what people consider as ‘family’.”
NCJFCJ’s animal cruelty and interpersonal violence webinar series offers judicial officers and other justice system professionals information, best practices, and concrete examples centered on addressing the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. Each webinar in the series is centered on different aspects of that link and is led by judicial officers and experts in the field. Webinar topics range from general information about animal cruelty and child abuse, juvenile offending, domestic violence, elder abuse, and hoarding to more detailed information about veterinary forensics and its use by family courts, animal-related relief in protection orders, and the promotion of awareness of the animal human bond for child welfare professionals. Below are links to and additional information about each webinar by topic.
Animal Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence: Veterinary Forensics and Evidence
Animal Abuse and the Link to Child Abuse and Neglect
Animal-Related Relief in Protection from Domestic Abuse Orders
Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse
Animal Cruelty and Juvenile Offending
Part I: The Link between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence
Part II: The Link between Animal Abuse and Elder Abuse
Part III: Animal Hoarding: Issues in Family Law Cases
You can also view each of the webinars on the NCJFJC’s YouTube page.