This panel will explore the relationship between animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence from not only the legal perspective, but also from the medical and humane education perspectives. From a pediatrician with expertise in identifying child abuse to a legal expert in local cases involving domestic violence and cruelty to animals, panelists will examine the manner in which one type of injurious behavior is often associated with another and how increased awareness of the interface of abuse behaviors can ultimately help curb these abuses.
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Sponsored by: Animal Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community; D.C. Bar Criminal Law Community; D.C. Bar Family Law Community
Phil Arkow, The National LINK Coalition (The National Resource Center on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence)
Blair Decker, Hogan Lovells
Dr. Allison Jackson, Children's Hospital, District of Columbia, Child and Adolescent Protection Center
Randall Lockwood, Ph.D., Consultant, ASPCA Policy, Response and Engagement