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EAL151008-The Violence Gateway: From Animal Abuse to Domestic Abuse and Beyond
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This seminar will address the link between violent behavior against animals and violent behavior against humans. The program will address the need for the judicial system to enforce animal cruelty laws, as a means to also protect the human population. The panel will include a New York prosecutor, a Connecticut Legislator, a DCF worker, and other experts in this area of law.

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Rd
Ceremonial Courtroom (SLE 102)
North Haven, Connecticut  06473
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by the Animal Law Section and the Quinnipiac University School of Law Animal Law Society

Seminar Code: EAL151008

About the Program: 

This seminar will address the question of linkage between the commission of violence against non-human animals and the commission of violence against humans, and the role that enforcement of animal cruelty laws can play in reducing incidences of violence in society. Attendees will hear from a New York Prosecutor, a Connecticut State Legislator, a DCF worker and other experts on this issue. Following the speakers' presentations, there will be a panel discussion of techniques to identify those at risk for violent behavior, and methods to prevent violence.

Who Should Attend:

This seminar will be of interest to attorneys,  prosecutors, judges, paralegals, social workers, criminal justice workers, animal control officers, police officers, and anyone who would like to learn more about the problems of animal cruelty and its connection to broader issues of violence, or who is interested in becoming part of the solutions.

Brittney Finoia, 
Animal Law Society, Quinnipiac Univeristy School of Law,  North Haven
Colette Griffin, Howd & Ludorf, Hartford

Phil Arkow, 
National Link Colation, Stratford, NJ
Nicoletta J. Caferri, Deputy Chief, Appeals Bureau Queens County District Attorney, Jamaica, NY
Anne McIntyre-Lahner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families, Juvenile Justice Division, Hartford
Diana Urban, Connecticut State Representative, Stonington

​Event Cost: ​Free.  

Refreshments will be served.



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