In responding to animal cruelty, both legal professionals and mental health clinicians are often frustrated by challenges involved in identifying why the crime took place and how to reduce the likelihood of future cruelty by addressing those underlying factors – all while meeting the needs of animal victims.
In response, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection have developed a certification program that—by surfacing the interests of animal victims—facilitates assessing causative factors on a case-by-case basis, and translating those to targeted outcomes responsive to the needs of animal victims, defendants, and their communities.
Join two of the program architects—ALDF Managing Attorney David B. Rosengard and ALDF Criminal Justice Fellow Jessica Chapman—as they discuss conundrums implicated by overlapping legal and mental health approaches to addressing animal maltreatment, and how grappling with those within a One Health framework illuminates a path towards a better understanding of risk, a more complete remediation for those harmed, and ultimately more resilient individuals and communities.
Other Webinars with this Organization
- Jan 19: Bodies of Evidence: Issues Arising from Search and Seizure of Animal Bodies in Cruelty Investigations
- Feb 22: Towards a More Humane Society: A One-Health Approach to Addressing Criminal Cruelty for Everyone Involved (this webinar)
- March 23: Always on the Map: An Introduction to Animal Law Issues in the US Territories
- May 9: Lions, and Tigers, and Speech, and Religion, Oh My! Applying an Animal-Forward Lens to First Amendment Jurisprudence
- June 22: Stand Up for the Animals with a Case You Can Stand Behind
- Aug 24: Lessons from the Field: How One Community Transformed Its Response to Animal Cruelty through Collaboration
- Oct 3: The Importance of Pre-Sentence Forensic Psychological Evaluations in Animal Cruelty Cases
Founded in 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are held accountable for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting legislation harmful to animals, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process. Current NACA Members who attend the live presentation or watch the recording will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo. Visit the NACA training page for a complete list of future trainings.