The Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Animal Law Society and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Animal Law Section will present the panel discussion, “The Violence Gateway: From Animal Abuse to Domestic Abuse and Beyond,” from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8., in the Ceremonial Courtroom in the School of Law Center on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. This event is free and open to the public.
The seminar will examine the link between individuals who commit violence against animals and those who commit violence against humans. The panelists also will discuss the role that enforcement of animal cruelty laws can play in reducing incidences of violence in society.
The panelists will include: Phil Arkow, National Link Coalition; Nicoletta Caferri, deputy chief at Appeals Bureau, Queens County district attorney; Anne McIntyre-Lahner, state Department of Children and Families, Juvenile Justice Division; and State Rep. Diana Urban. Brittney Finoia of Quinnipiac’s Animal Law Society and Colette Griffin of Howd & Ludorf will moderate the event.
The seminar will be of interest to attorneys, prosecutors, judges, paralegals, social workers, criminal justice workers, animal control officers, police officers and others who would like to learn more about animal cruelty and its connection to broader issues of violence.
For more information, please call (860) 223-4400.