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November 17, 2009

Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention
Meeting Minutes

 

Information sharing and updates

National Link Conference in Denver – Phil Tedeschi reported that American Humane is in planning stage for this conference and intends to focus on sharing of information among various Link coalitions, including CACP.

Co-Chair for CACP

Marie McCabe

Review of Vision, Mission, Goals and Accomplishments

Vision: Humans and animals live together in a violence-free environment.

Mission: To establish a coalition of stakeholders that provides interdisciplinary leadership and methods in the prevention, intervention and treatment of human and animal cruelty in Colorado.

Goals:

1. Clearinghouse for data, resource, and materials
2. Become self-supporting
3. Enlist specialized partners
4. Create public awareness about CACP, the LINK, solutions, etc.)
5. Institutionalize LINK concepts and resources in all professions dealing with humans and/or animals
6. Needs assessment
7. Legal Advocacy

Subcommittees and Projects:

 

• DU Project

  • Needs Assessment/ Research: Jim Pyle wants to meet with individual subcommittees.
  • DU needs surveying assessment, animal, lawenforcment, and child protection survey.
  • Host animal behavior training at DU.
  • American human conference in Denver Jan 2010.

• Veterinary Practice:

  • This subcommittee has just held its first meeting and is still formulating its initial projects.
  • Reach out to veterinary healthcare team about the link and mandatory reporting make veterinarians aware of changing legal circumstances in the profession.
  • Current educational programs for link awareness and training.
  • Need more training for veterinarians across the state.
  • Standard educational program at CSU.
  • Standard educational programs for CO technician students.
  • Safe Haven sheltering.
  • Animal law & changing legal status.
     

• Criminal Justice Response:

Kay Dahlinger reported that the committee met.  They are still exploring who should participate and are formulating its initial projects.

  • Victim Advocate in training process.
  • Subcommittee meting 12/15/2009, at CBA

•  Legal Issues

Protection Order Revision: Kath Schoen reported that the committee is exploring partners in revising the protection order statute, including the Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence.

  • Civil protection order, Victim safety stands point. 
  • Legal Issue collative against DV is going forward with legislation include animal protection. The subcommittee will send the draft when is ready.    
     

•  Funding:

Kevin Morris reported that the committee had met.  They are exploring funding opportunities.  They are also developing language that can be inserted into standard funding application, used by many foundations.

  • They will fund a serious project if propose one.
  • Department of Human Services: Jan Mickish reported her committee had met twice.  She developed an overview of a needs assessment and a logic model for the committee.   (See attachments – Minutes and Logic Model)\
  • Propose webpage training for child protects service now including animal abuse.
  • Jan working with lisle Wilmot on including animal abuse to include child protect service provision in the training.
  • Barbra Raidell national director of catholic and poscapie resurce management about including animal abuse in their training.
  • Disclaim about including elder protection service and other service provide for the elderly.

 

January 19, 2010
Full CACP meeting
Colorado Bar Association