Events Remaining in 2019!

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According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the link between animal cruelty and violence towards humans is well-documented. Both the National Sheriffs’ Association and the FBI recognize that animal cruelty is a reliable indicator of future violence towards people – there is a strong correlation between elder abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, and animal cruelty. 

JOIN the North Texas LINK Coalition, attend the monthly meetings outlined below to learn more about the coalition’s efforts to stop the cycle of abuse and network with other service providers and first responders.

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October 11 | Special Monthly Meeting | 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Please RSVP Now

Topic: Getting Political for Animals – Legislation Update!
Presenter: Shelby Bobosky, President, Texas Humane Legislation Network
Location: Dallas Police Headquarters, Media/Training Room, 1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215. Click HERE for directions and parking information.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast is included courtesy the North Texas LINK Coalition.


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Attend this essential monthly meeting to learn about challenges that impacted animal welfare laws in the last legislative session and the opportunities to strengthen animal protection laws in the future. This presentation will also share techniques for citizen advocacy and help you be a strong, unified voice for animals and victims in your community! 

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Pets and Domestic Violence, investigation of animal abuse is often the first point of social services intervention for a family experiencing violence. Understanding laws that protect animals, including livestock, is an important tool for all first responders and victim advocates. 

orange bar - link branded colorOctober 23 – 25 | 17th Annual North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference | Collin County College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, TX

The NTFFV Conference is an initiative of and sponsored by the Collin County Council on Family Violence.

REGISTER NOW!  Prices Increase on September 30th!

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Featuring Emcee, Dale Hanson, Sports Anchor, WFAA.

Dale Hanson, Sports Writer, WFAA
Read more about The 17th Annual North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference HERE.

The North Texas LINK Coalition and the SPCA of Texas will share an exhibit booth again at this year’s conference and are co-sponsors for the Thursday, October 24th Key Note The Cruelty Connection: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence by Preventing Animal Abuse by internationally acclaimed speaker Phil Arkow. Phil is Co-Founder of the National Resource Center on the LINK between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, and Coordinator for the National LINK Coalition. 

Phil Arkow – National LINK Coalition

Also, on Thursday, October 24, PET LIVES MATTER by Felicia Kerney, ESQ.,  Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Felicia is Chief Prosecutor of the Animal Cruelty Unit, Chief Prosecutor over the offices’ Community Supervision Unit, and Supervisor over 14 satellite offices located throughout the County of Dallas as well as an after-hour office situated at the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Felicia is also co-founder of the North Texas LINK Coalition.

Felicia Kerney, ESQ. – Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

More about the NTFFV Conference: Founded in 2003, CCCFV’s annual conference provides an environment where organizations and individuals have an opportunity to gain valuable insight into current best practices as well as emerging trends in criminal justice response, victim assistance, education, and mental health. The workshops provided during this CCCFV conference are aimed at addressing the needs of professionals in a variety of different settings and disciplines and designed to provide continuing education units for law enforcement, prosecutors, faith leaders, mental health providers, and other allied professionals. Course topics include approaches related to domestic violence and sexual assault investigations, prosecuting strangulation cases, trauma-informed approaches, survivor informed perspectives and violence prevention.

The North Texas LINK Coalition is an active participant in the Collin County Council on Family Violence

orange bar - link branded colorNovember 8 | Monthly Meeting | Regular Time 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
RSVP Required for Security – Please RSVP by November 1, 2019.
Battering Intervention & Prevention Program
Cody Pinkham, MS, LPC-I, BIPP Coordinator, The Family Place
Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), 2757 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204.
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orange bar - link branded colorDecember  6| No Monthly Meeting. The North Texas LINK Coalition Executive Committee will meet to discuss the coalition’s 2020 Strategic Plan. The Committee welcomes your feedback. Please provide your comments, questions, and suggestions on the Contact Us page. Thank you!

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