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April 27, 2004


Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention

Meeting Participants

  • Andy Archuleta, Denver Fire Investigation Bureau
  • Kerri Anderson, Light Harrington & Dawes
  • Diane Balkin, Denver District Attorney’s Office
  • Alice Borodkin, State Representative
  • Carrie Ciliberto, Ciliberto & Associates
  • Kay Dahlinger, City of Aurora
  • Carol Doing, AMEND
  • Jo English, AFVRT
  • Aura Leigh Ferguson, Jeffco District Attorney’s Office
  • David Gies, Animal Assistance Foundation
  • Judy Gordon, Consultant to CBA
  • Rhoda Hafiz, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, DU College of Law
  • Betty House, Family Tree Women in Crisis
  • Mark McDonald, Advocates for Children
  • Janet Mickish, Mickish Consulting
  • Michelle Miller, CBA
  • Barbara Novoryta, Dumb Friends League
  • Corey Price, Dumb Friends League
  • Diana Richett, Attorney
  • Barbara Riedell, Trainer Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Rev. bill Riedell, Deacon St. Anthony’s, Centennial
  • Kathleen Schoen, CBA
  • Martha Smith, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies



Next Meeting

Tuesday May 25, 2004, 12:00-1:30PM at CBA, 3rd floor small conference room (lunch provided, RSVP requested)

  • Continue plans for training of evaluators and treatment providers.
  • Continue plans for logo.
  • Plans for public website, including selection of URL.





  • The Aurora Link project debuted its new video on April 22nd for 85 people (more than they had hoped for and a good cross-section of their target audience). The event included a PowerPoint presentation; recognitions; and a panel discussion (domestic violence service provider, fire rep, police rep, and animal care rep). The evaluations were very good. The 18-minute video is available from The Aurora Link for $10 apiece, via Kay Dahlinger (see project roster for contact info). The coalition watched the video at the conclusion of the business meeting.
  • Diane B is getting more speaker/workshop requests than she can handle herself. She will refer the callers to Michelle at CBA who will contact CACP members who agree to do speaking engagements and workshops. A list was circulated at the meeting for people to sign up to volunteer to be speakers/trainers. (If you were not present at the meeting but would like to be a speaker/trainer, please contact Michelle,
  • Diane B suggests we recruit a representative from the public schools. Corey P has a connection with Denver Public Schools that she will pursue.
  • Diane B is still working on getting more reliable police representation at the coalition meetings.
  • Corey P is writing an article for The Latham Foundation’s The Latham Letter, a national magazine. Kath and Michelle will provide editorial assistance. The Latham Foundation just released a video on the subject of the link and is very interested in CACP.



Training for Evaluators and Treatment Providers

  • Colorado law mandates treatment for animal abuse violations, but there are not sufficient people trained to be evaluators or treatment providers.
  • Diane B contacted Psyete (now called Animals’ and People’s Forum) and they indicated interest in providing the coalition with training on evaluation and treatment. The training has been called ANACARE, but that name is being changed soon.
  • The training can be customized for the length of time we want and the number of people who will attend. Typically, they provide one day training for adults and one day training for juveniles; the two versions can run concurrently.
  • Kath offered the services of CBA in arranging logistics of the training workshop.
  • Kay Dahlinger, Diana Richett, Corey Price, Diane Balkin, and Michelle Miller will serve as a planning committee for the training workshop. A top priority for that group is to generate a list of people to invite.



Messaging Campaign

Print Materials

  • Michelle asked for feedback (email on the two draft brochures she created (Facts & Statistics, Programs & Trainings). They are posted on the intranet site under Marketing Materials.
  • Michelle asked members to send her samples of intake forms they use that include query about animals. These forms will be shared with people who attend trainings (and on the website).



Kath asked for feedback (email on the selection of a URL for the public website. The choices proposed by the CBA Internet Department are as follows:


Judy asked the group for ideas for the website and said she will present her vision of a website at the May meeting. Members were referred to other websites Judy has created for comparison/idea generating: and

  • It was agreed that the target audience is first responders (just as it is for the training), and in fact, the bulk of the material will be about training opportunities and training tips, plus links to other resources.
  • Perhaps registration for trainings can be included.
  • Sample forms can be included (e.g., intake form for law enforcement agencies when they investigate arson or other criminal activity).
  • Calendar of events, both Colorado and national
  • Legislation info (Colorado specific; also link to legislative home page for monitoring progress of current proposed bills)



Future Meetings

Meetings will always be on the fourth Tuesday of each month and will be held at 1900 Grant on the third floor in the small classroom at the CBA’s CLE department.




Minutes prepared by Judy Gordon