Judicial Institute on the Human-Animal Bond and the LINK Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence: Issues in Family Law Cases
Presented by the NCJFCJ and the Animal Legal Defense Fund
Hosted at the George Washington University Law School
October 2-3, 2023
The 1.5 day in-person judicial institute is designed for judicial officers who handle juvenile and family law matters and have a strong interest in learning about recommended practices for addressing companion animal welfare issues that arise in the context of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, juvenile justice, divorce, and child custody cases. The institute will provide a hands-on understanding and application of the seminal publication by the NCJFCJ and the ALDF, Animal Cruelty Issues: What Juvenile and Family Court Judges Need to Know.
Registration and Travel:
There are no registration fees to attend the institute, however participants will need to self-fund their travel. For those in need of travel expense support we do also offer a waiting list to sign up for assistance. Any individuals interested in being on the waiting list are invited to contact Ms. Adriana Arzola at firstname.lastname@example.org. Institute staff will assist with hotel reservations.
For questions about the institute, please contact Dr. Martha Blomquist, NCJFCJ Senior Site Manager, at email@example.com.