Elizabeth Brandler, Senior Counsel, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, ASPCA
Josh Crane, Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY
Maya Gupta, Senior Director of Research, Strategy and Research, ASPCA
Libby Post, Executive Director, NYS Animal Protection Federation
Leigh Anne Wilson, Director of Investigations, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, ASPCA

This program is tailored to law enforcement (new, as well as, long-tenured), Judges and Magistrates, Parole and Probation Officers and Prosecutors.

9:00-9:15 Introductions

9:15-Noon ASPCA Presentations

The Link: the connection between interpersonal violence and animal abuse presented by Maya Gupta

New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws: An overview of Article 26 and other charges applicable in co-occurring animal cruelty and domestic violence cases
presented by Elizabeth Brandler

Strong Investigations: how to identify, document and effectively police co-occurring cases of domestic violence and animal abuse
presented by Leigh Anne Wilson

Animal Cruelty Procedure: How to legally seize and protect animal victims of abuse presented by Elizabeth Brandler

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 The Unique Elements of an Animal Cruelty Investigation presented by Josh Crane

3:00-4:00 Connecting Your Advocacy to Policy presented by Libby Post

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