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July 27, 2004

Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention



Meeting Participants

  • Andy Archuleta, Denver Fire Investigation Bureau
  • Diane Balkin, Denver District Attorney’s Office
  • Joan Casey, Advocate
  • John Cogley, CCA Trauma and DVT
  • Kay Dahlinger, Aurora LINK
  • Amanda Decino, Public Safety Cadet
  • Judy Gordon, Consultant to CBA
  • Carri King, MHCD
  • Michelle Miller, CBA
  • David Mirich, Psychologist and Regis University Professor
  • Janet Paulson, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
  • John Poley, Prosecutor
  • Corey Price, Dumb Friends League
  • Sheila Rappaport, Denver District Court
  • Diana Richett, Attorney
  • Barbara Riedell, Trainer Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Rev. Bill Riedell, Deacon St. Anthony’s, Centennial
  • Kathleen Schoen, CBA
  • Meredith Silverstein, American Humane Association




Next Meeting

Tuesday August 24, 2004, 12:00-1:30PM at CBA, 3rd floor small conference room (bring your own lunch)




Training for Evaluators and Treatment Providers Update

  • The training will take place in Aurora on Thursday October 21st and Friday October 22nd. Registration fees are still to be set.
  • On Wednesday October 20th the Aurora LINK is doing a presentation that all CACP training attendees also will be invited to. Registration for LINK’s presentation is $25.
  • Society and Animals Forum will be presenting the CACP training.
  • Michelle circulated two draft fliers for members’ input. The fliers (which will include a registration form) will refer people to the website for more information and registration form. (See Website below)
  • Aurora LINK has made arrangements with a nearby La Quinta Inn for discount rates for attendees.
  • Michelle invited CACP members to submit names of potential attendees to her, including email addresses. These should be names that members think would not be included on the domestic violence provider list or the treatment provider list. She will add these names to the mailing lists already collected.



  • A brief discussion about whether or not CACP should become a membership organization resulted in agreement that it would not. The reason membership was suggested at the June meeting was as a fundraising technique. CBA says it has dollars to cover the costs of producing materials so membership would not be needed as a fundraising technique for those purposes.
  • It was noted that people like the looseness of convening as we do and that the group would likely lose participants if dues are charged.
  • The group may want to consider securing sponsorships for the trainings in order to provide scholarships.
  • Meredith will check with Maria to inquire if she had any success from her meetings with potential funders, per her offer at June’s meeting.




  • Michelle circulated the logo selected by the logo committee.
  • Members gave feedback that they prefer the “house” artwork instead of the “heart” artwork in the middle box and that they want to include the tagline Safe Pets. Safe Families. Safe Communities.
  • They like the CACP font and spacing and the three box design.
  • Members can still contribute to underwriting the $300 cost of the logo development by sending checks made payable to the Colorado Bar Association, 1900 Grant Street, #900, Denver CO 80203, Attn: Michelle Miller. Suggested donation is $10 per member. (CBA is donating the $100 they had planned on spending for lunches for the July and August meetings to the logo fund.)




  • Joan circulated minutes from the July 16th meeting of Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA) which she attended. Several CACP members regularly attend this group’s meetings. The next meeting is August 10th at noon at Denver Dumb Friends League.
  • Joan will continue to attend CFAWA and CACP meetings and report to CACP the legislative activities of CFAWA and to share with CFAWA any interests CACP members have in legislation.
  • Kath reminded members that when CACP engages in any legislative activities it will need to comply with CBA legislative policies.
  • John suggested that Denver needs some legislation; Diane agreed to continue working with him and others on this.
  • Testifying at the local level could be a CACP role (CFAWA represents agencies on state-wide legislative issues).
  • Judy offered to post minutes or other legislative info from CFAWA on the Intranet site; Joan will send, as appropriate.



Mini-Seminars at CACP Meetings

  • Andy will give a fire-setters presentation at CACP’s September meeting (approximately 45 minutes).
  • This is the first of mini-seminars presented by members.




  • The official CACP website will be launched ASAP to feature details of the October 21st and 22nd trainings.
  • Additional content needs to be developed to be ready to load by October 23rd.



Minutes prepared by Judy Gordon