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The Link

Colorado and National

The LinkĀ® refers to the relations between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence; child and elder maltreatment; criminal behavior and the human-animal bond.

Colorado

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association - CVMA exists to enhance animal health and welfare, promote the human/animal bond, protect public health, and foster excellence in veterinary medicine through education, advocacy and outreach.

Institute for Human Animal Connection - The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) is an internationally recognized center for research and training in the varied facets of human-animal interaction across the lifespan and grounded in evidenced-based practice for implementing diverse and ethically responsible animal-supported educational and therapeutic interventions. IHAC is a respected source of scientific and scholarly information on human-animal connections within the fields of social work and social sciences.

The Link: Aurora, Colorado - Professionals who recognize the correlation between animal abuse, firesetting and domestic violence and a perpetrator’s potential for future violence against people. The team works together to identify people at risk, develop intervention strategies, open lines of communication, share information between affiliates and provide professional training. We are raising awareness on the undeniable “link” between violence against people including child abuse and animal cruelty. 

National

American Humane Fact Sheet about the Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence - What is the Link? A correlation between animal abuse, family violence, and other forms of community violence has been established. Child and animal protection professionals have recognized this Link, noting that abuse of both children and animals is connected in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence. When animals in a home are abused or neglected, it is a warning sign that others in the household may not be safe. In addition, children who witness animal abuse are at a greater risk of becoming abusers themselves.

The Link: National Resources - A small number of national organizations are providing information and training on the Link. Many Link programs are being carried out at the local level by local organizations. Many national and local organizations provide information and resources on the Link but do not offer programs. In general, animal-focused organizations (e.g., humane socieities and animal advocacy organizations) seem to be taking the lead on the Link more than human services organizations.

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Animal Abuse

Colorado and National

Colorado

Animal Assistance Foundation

The Animal Assistance Foundation is committed to making Colorado exemplary in animal welfare and philanthropy for animal welfare. The website offers information about their grant focus areas and how to prepare grant applications as well as news about what is going on in the animal welfare community in Colorado and about the fantastic work partners are doing.

• Aurora Animal Care Division

15750 East 32nd Avenue, Aurora CO 80011
(303)326-8281

Colorado Bureau of Animal Protection

Dr. Keith Roehr, Veterinarian
(303)239-4161

Colorado District Attorneys Council

(303)830-9115

• Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA)


CFAWA concentrates on issues that impact animals and their owners in Colorado. Through professional cooperation, education, research and legislative participation, CFAWA represents a powerful voice in the advocacy for the protection of companion animals, wildlife and livestock in Colorado.

• Colorado Horse Rescue

Longmont, CO
(720)494-1414

• Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

(303)318-0447

• Denver Dumb Friends League

Includes: lesson plans for teachers (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade lessons; 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade lessons; middle school lessons; and high school lessons). Click on Just for Teachers. Also includes: activity pages for grade school children.

• Denver Municipal Animal Shelter 

Doug Kelley, Director
678 South Jason, Denver, CO
(303)698-0076

Denver Neighborhood Inspection and Code Enforcement

Gregory McKnight
(720)865-3200

DVERT (Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team)

Colorado Springs, CO
(719)444-7813

Make It Your Business: Domestic Violence Project of the Colorado Bar Association

• Mountain States Horse Rescue and Rehab

8154 County Road 3, Joes, CO 80822
(970)358-4548

Municpal Codes

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National

• American Humane Association

Fact Sheets link  - Operates the National Resource Center on the Link. 
Provides seminars and workshops for human service and animal service professionals.

American Veterinary Medical Association

• Animal Defense Global

• Animal Legal Defense Fund

Zero Tolerance for Cruelty campaign includes effort to raise awareness about the Link.

Anti-Cruelty Statutes

• ASAIRS (Animal Sexual Abuse Information & Resource Site)

• American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Doris Day Animal Foundation

Grupo para el de la Violencia Humanos y Animales

Humane Society of the United States

  • Launched First Strike in 1997, a campaign on the connection between animal cruelty and human violence.
  • Designates a week in April as Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week. Bimonthly e-newsletter

• New York State Human Association

Manual on how to investigate animal cruelty.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) 

People, Animals, Nature, Inc. (PAN) 

Safe Pets Program.

Pet Abuse.org (animal abuser database) 

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Zero Tolerance for Violence campaign -- "People who are violent to animals rarely stop there."

• Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Serials Killers and Mass Murderers

Society and Animals Forum (formerly psyeta)

Quarterly journal.
Focuses on examining the practice and policy implications of the relationship between human violence and animal abuse and developing the academic field of human-animal studies. Publications and training workshops for professionals on the treatment of adult and child animal abusers.

Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Latham Foundation

Clearinghouse for information on the Link and humane education. Quarterly magazine.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Information on TACC (Tufts Animals and Condition Scales)

The Zero: Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence Resources

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Family Violence

Colorado and National

Colorado

COLORADO COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (CCADV)

P.O. Box 18902, Denver, CO 80218
Administrative number: (303) 831-9632

Services: information and education for victims and technical assistance, training, networking, materials and services for its member organizations.

COLORADO COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (CCASA)

P.O. Box 18663, Denver, CO 80218
Administrative number: (303) 861-7033

Services: membership organization that offers education about sexual assault and referral/advocacy.

COLORADO ORGANIZATION FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE (COVA)

789 Sherman Street, Suite 670, Denver, CO 80203
Administrative number: (303) 861-1160
Crisis number: (800) 261-2682

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National

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

Services: legal articles, information, and resources.

• AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

Services: information targeted at union representatives.

• AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, WOMEN'S RIGHTS DEPARTMENT

• AMERICAN INSTITUTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Services: training and other resources for workplaces

• ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER INSTITUTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Services: forum and clearinghouse on information, research, resources, and critical issues about violence against women in Asian & Pacific Islander communities

• BATTERED WOMEN'S JUSTICE PROJECT

c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 South 9th Street, Suite 302, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Administrative number: (800) 903-0111, ext. 3 (Toll Free), (215) 351-0010
SeRvices: training, technical assistance, clearinghouse of information, articles, and resources.

• CORPORATE ALLIANCE TO END PARTNER VIOLENCE

Services: information and resources.CYBERSTALKING www.cyber-stalking.net/

• EMPLOYERS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

How Employees Who Batter Affect the Workplace, 2001

• FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUND

Services: technical assistance on domestic violence including in immigrant communities, the special needs of battered immigrant women, access to shelter, and culturally sensitive services.

• FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

FBI Workplace Violence Manual with Domestic Violence

GIRLS ALLOWED

Services: an animated Web site, sponsored by the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, designed to reach girls 11 to 14 and help them avoid unhealthy relationships; also has information for parents and educators.

• HER VOICE UNLIMITED

          INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

• LEGAL MOMENTUM (previously known as NOW LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND)

• LIZ CLAIBORNE

Services: Love is Not Abuse campaign since 1991, including materials and public relations efforts.

• LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE WEB SITE

Services: sample policies and procedures.

• MAINE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Impact of Domestic Violence Offenders on Occupational Safety and Health: A Pilot Story, February 2004.

• MENTORS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION (MVP) STRATEGIES

Services: workshops and presentations on gender violence prevention education focused on boys and men.

See article on Jackson Katz and MVP Strategies, "Men Working to End Violence Against Women."

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (providing research, education, and access to violence related resources)

National Institute of Health

National Center for Victims of Crime

• NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Services: Violence Against Women Office.

• NATIONAL CENTER ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Services: coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation.

• NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL

Services: publication 50 Strategies to P,event Violent Domestic Crimes

Stop Family Violence 

Toolkit for Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Turning Point

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Child Abuse/Advocacy

Colorado and National

Colorado

Colorado CASA
• Colorado Centralized Child Abuse Reporting (303) 866-3003
• Colorado Department of Human Services/Domestic Abuse Assistance (303) 866-6468
Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect
Kids and Court
Missing Kids in Colorado
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

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National

• National Child Abuse Hotline (ChildHelp USA) (800) 422-4453
American Academy of Pediatrics
ABA Center on Children and the Law 
American Humane, Children’s Division
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Center for Effective Discipline
Child Abuse Prevention Network
Child Welfare Home Page
CIVITAS Child Law Center at Loyola Chicago School of Law 
Coalition for America's Children
Family Development Resources, Inc.
Hilton House Child Abduction
National Association of Council for Children
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse & Neglect Information (NCCAN)
National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
National Court Appointed Special Advocates (NCASA)
Packard Foundation Center for the Future of Children
Project No Spank
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Stop it Now!
Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK)™
University of Michigan Child Welfare Law Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Justice

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Elder Abuse and Care

Colorado and National

Colorado

Attorney General's Elder Abuse Program

• Elder Abuse Prevention Program

1905 Sherman Street, Suite 920
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-4043

Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203-4403
(303) 722-0300

Senior Law Handbook

Colorado Bar Association
1900 Grant Street, Ninth Floor Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-1115

• Colorado Area Agencies on Aging
(alphabetical by community where located)

ALAMOSA

South Central Colorado Seniors, Inc. (serving Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa and Costilla Counties)
P.O. Box 420
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 589-4511

BOULDER

Boulder County Aging Services (serving Boulder County)
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
(303) 441-3986

COLORADO SPRINGS

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging (serving El Paso, Park and Teller Counties)
15 South 7th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 471-7080

DENVER

DRCOG Area Agency on Aging (serving Denver, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams Counties)
2480 W. 26th Ave., Suite 200-B
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-1000

DURANGO

San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (serving LaPlata County)
281 Sawyer Drive, Suite 400
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-1967

FORT COLLINS

Larimer Area Agency on Aging (serving Larimer County) Larimer County Dept. of Human Development
1525 Blue Spruce
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 498-6800
Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Government (serving Sedgwick, Logan, Phillips, Morgan, Washington and Yuma Counties)
231 Main Street, Suite 211
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 867-9409

GRAND JUNCTION

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (serving Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield and Mesa Counties)
P.O. Box 20000-5035
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 248-2717

GREELEY

Weld County Area Agency on Aging (serving Weld County)
1551 N. 17th Avenue
P.O. Box 1805
Greeley, CO 80632
(970) 353-3816

LA JUNTA

Otero Area Agency on Aging (serving Crowley, Otero, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties)
Otero County Courthouse
P.O. Box 494
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-8165

MONTROSE

Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning (serving Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Hindale and San Miguel Counties)
Drawer 849
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-2436

PUEBLO

Pueblo Agency on Aging (serving Pueblo County)
1120 Court Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 583-6117

SALIDA

Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging (serving Lake, Custer, Chaffee and Fremont Counties)
139 E. 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-3341

SILVERTHORNE

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (serving Routt, Jackson, Grand, Summit, Eagle and Pitkin Counties)
249 Warren Ave.
P.O. Box 2308
Silverthorne, CO 80498
(970) 468-0295/ (800) 332-3669

STRATTON

East Central Council of Governments (serving Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties)
P.O. Box 28
Stratton, CO 80836
(719) 348-5562

TRINIDAD

Huerfano/Las Animas Area Agency on Aging (serving Huerfano and Las Animas Counties)
200 East First Street
Courthouse, Room 201
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-4401

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National

ABA Commission on Law and Aging (202) 662-8690
Elder Abuse Law 
• A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse (California)
National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse c/o Institute on Aging, (508) 793-6166
National Center on Elder Abuse
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, (202) 619-0724
Web Resources on Elder Abuse

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