North Texas LINK Coalition Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

The North Texas LINK Coalition meets monthly at various locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and feature speaker/s from a service provider or response agencies or member organizations. Please Contact Us if you plan to attend as meeting locations vary and may require RSVP. Thank you.

Conference on Crimes Against Women

April 16-19, 2018

CCAW 2018

Presented by the Dallas Police Department and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support |

Texas Unites for Animals 2018 Conference – THLN Workshops

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Two workshops: “Animal Abuse and Neglect Under Texas Law”, and “Ask an Animal Lawyer…”. Presented by Texas Humane Legislation Network at Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd. Austin, TX 78759. Details here:


2018 LINK Conference was a great success …

Thanks to our sponsors, speakers, panelists, and attendees!

Breaking the Cycles of Violence: A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities: Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dallas, Texas.

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On March 9, 2018, professionals from cities throughout Texas and Oklahoma met in Dallas, Texas at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Richardson for an all-day conference, Breaking the Cycles of Violence, A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities. Keynote speaker was the internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow, Chair of the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project, and Co-Founder of the National LINK Coalition. Breaking the Cycles of Violence explored the research-based LINK between animal abuse and human violence – “the dark side” of human-animal interactions and its impact on human relationships and social services, animal care and control, law enforcement and criminal justice, and human and veterinary medicine.

CLICK here to see the 2018 LINK Conference Brochure

Conference participants also heard presentations on link-related public policies, new animal cruelty code enhancements, and innovative programs to prevent family violence and to respond to its human and animal victims. Following the presentations, Mr. Arkow facilitated an open-floor Ask The Experts Q&A Panel featuring Felicia Kerney, Animal Cruelty Chief/Dallas County District Attorney’s Office; Shelby Bobosky, President/Texas Humane Legislative Network; David Alex, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office; and Art Munoz, Chief Investigator/SPCA of Texas Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit.

CEUs were offered: 4.5 hours TCOLE provided by The Family Place. 4.5 CLE hours provided by Texas Humane Legislation Network. 5.5 SW/LPC hours provided by The Family Place. 5.5 CE hours approved by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to apply toward animal control officer continuing education (CE) requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. 5.5 CE hours approved by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators [CAWA].

The Conference was hosted by the SPCA of Texas and North Texas LINK Coalition. Sponsors included:

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

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Gold Sponsor


 Bronze Sponsors

Adult Protective Services DFW Area, and these individuals; Linda Ross, Linda Yarbrough

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