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February 11, 2004


Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention



Meeting Participants

  • Andy Archuleta, Denver Fire
  • Dave Belue, Denver Police
  • Corey Price, Dumb Friends League
  • Ralph Johnson, Colorado Veterinary Medical Assn
  • Dave Gies, Animal Assistance Fund
  • Joan Casey, American Humane
  • Mark McDonald, Advocates for Children
  • Diane Balkin, Denver District Attorney’s Office
  • Kathleen Schoen, Colorado Bar Association



Next Meeting

Tuesday March 16, 2004, 12:00-1:30PM at CBA (lunch provided, RSVP requested)




Goal of the Committee

  • Empower professionals to recognize the connection between animal abuse and family violence and take action
  • Help professionals recognize the issue as a public safety issue
  • Provide appropriate referral information
  • Help communities form their own Link project—Aurora as the model project


Possible training audiences

  • Judges
  • Chiefs of Police
  • Local Bar Associations
  • Veterinary Medical Associations around the state—in conjunction with local bar associations
  • Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Colorado Education Association/Colorado School Board


Possible ways to do trainings

  • Downlink-Community College network
  • Association conferences


Messaging Campaign

  • Website
  • Letter to Associations
  • Standard article that can be included in association newsletters
  • Networking by Alliance members
  • Brochures


minutes prepared by Kathleen Schoen