Links to The Link

The list below represents some of the many organizations working in the Link arena for the prevention of animal cruelty, domestic violence, child maltreatment and elder abuse.

Animal Abuse, Cruelty and Neglect

American Animal Hospital Association (animal abuse reporting position statement)
American Humane Association
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (how to report animal cruelty)
American Veterinary Medical Association (state requirements for veterinarians reporting suspected animal abuse)
American Veterinary Medical Association (policy statement on reporting suspected animal abuse)
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animals and Society Institute
Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly Society of Animal Welfare Administrators) (the professional association for leaders in animal welfare and animal care and control)
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (animal cruelty section)
British Veterinary Association (responding to abuse in animals and humans)
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (animal abuse and The Link policies & resources)
Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC resources are now available from the National Link Coalition)
International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association
The Latham Foundation
National Animal Care and Control Association
Native America Humane Society
One Health Commission
One Health Initiative (species-spanning collaboration between human and veterinary medicine)
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (Code of Professional Conduct for reporting animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence)
Veterinary Council of New Zealand (guidance for reporting suspected animal cruelty)

Child Abuse and Neglect

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Child Welfare Information Gateway (Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Child Welfare League of America
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (National District Attorneys Association)
National Children’s Advocacy Center
National Children’s Alliance
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
Parents Anonymous
Prevent Child Abuse America

Domestic Violence

Searchable Directories: Online portals to help survivors of domestic violence concerned about the safety and safekeeping of their animals find pet-friendly shelters or those with foster care arrangements:

Animal Welfare Institute — Searchable Safe Havens Mapping Project for pets of domestic violence survivors

Domestic — Searchable directory of domestic violence shelters

Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) — domestic violence shelters that accommodate pets as well

AEquitas (support services for prosecutors in domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking cases and co-occurring crimes)
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Don’t Forget the Pets —  knowledge and resources about fundraising, human services, animal welfare, and capital construction for pet programs at domestic violence shelters
Family Violence Prevention and Services Program — federal grants to assist victims of domestic violence and their children
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWNet)
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
RedRover (grants to help domestic violence shelters become pet-friendly and to domestic violence survivors needing assistance with pet boarding and veterinary care)
Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) ® (guidelines for co-sheltering human and animal survivors)
Stronghearts Native Helpline (advocates and resources for Native Americans)
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Programa Viopet (co-sheltering programs in Spain)

Elder Abuse

Administration for Community Living — Elder Justice resources gateway
Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center
Aging in Place: National Council for Aging Care
National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System
National Adult Protective Services Association
National Center on Elder Abuse, U.S. Administration on Aging
National Center on Law & Elder Rights
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Nursing Home Abuse Center
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime — Elder Abuse

Family Violence – General

Academy on Violence and Abuse (The Link Across The Lifespan)
Futures Without Violence
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at Alliant International University
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

Native American Family Violence

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (New Mexico)
Native Alliance Against Violence (Oklahoma)
Native America Humane Society
Tribal Resource Tool for Survivors of Crime and Abuse

Other Link Organizations

Ahimsa House (Georgia-based services for animal survivors of domestic violence)

Alberta SPCA — One Family Welfare program (Canada)

Animal Legal & Historical Center/Michigan State University College of Law (summary of state domestic violence Pet Protection Order laws)

Canadian Violence Link Coalition

Coordinadora de Profesionales por la Prevencion de Abusos (CoPPA) (Swiss-based, Spanish-language organization working against interpersonal, interspecies, intrafamilial, and social and cultural violence)

Human-Animal Medicine Project (a One Health program at the University of Washington linking human, animal and environmental health)

International Animal Law (international, multidisciplinary network addressing law, ethics, science, education, and relevant professional disciplines)

Jenny Edwards (criminologist and researcher investigating bestiality)

The Links Group (United Kingdom)

National Coalition on Violence Against Animals (project of the National Sheriffs Association)

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (section on Animal Cruelty and Family and Interpersonal Violence)

National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse

One Health Commission (species-spanning program transcending institutional and professional boundaries to improve human and animal health)

One Health Initiative (species-spanning collaboration between veterinary and human medicine)

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