The next Oklahoma Link Coalition meetings will be held: April 4, 2018 11:30-1:00 DVIS, Inc., Tulsa Lunch provided Tour opportunity provided after meeting
April 24, 2018 11:30-1:00 OSBI Forensic Science Center, Edmond Lunch provided Tour opportunity provided after meeting
Friday, March 2, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greenwood Cultural Center Tulsa, Oklahoma This seminar is free of charge, and lunch will be provided!
The AniCare Model of Treatment for Animal Abuse is the first professionally developed psychological intervention program for those who have abused animals. If you are a therapist, officer, caseworker, or in the court system and want to learn more, this training is a wonderful stepping stone in the prevention of the cycle of violence.
To learn more or to register, contact Missy Ezell at (918) 402-2556. Continuing education credits will be available, including CLEET hours.
Free Equine Cruelty Investigations Training
FREE training for law enforcement, ACOs, humane officers, and cruelty investigators This day-long training covers illegal equine abuse and neglect, applicable state laws, investigative techniques and interventions. Tulsa: March 6 Ada: March 7 OKC: March 8 CLEET and CAWA credits available - Lunch provided - Great prizes to be raffled Register today at https://www.animalsheltering.org/humane-oklahoma-law-enforcement
North Texas Link Coalition Conference
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Dallas, Texas Breaking the Cycles of Violence: A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities
Conference attendees will learn about new collaborative strategies, public policy, research, and programs to prevent family violence and to respond to its human and animal victims. Visit the North Texas Link Coalition to learn more. Conference Hosted by the SPCA of Texas and North Texas LINK Coalition Credits Pending: CLE, CEC, SWCEU, LPCE
The Oklahoma Link Coalition "Intersection" conference was a huge success! Over 100 professionals from a wide variety of fields, including law enforcement, criminal justice, domestic violence, animal organizations, veterinary, and social services, came together to learn about the LINK and how to work collaboratively to reduce violence in our state.
The event was covered by a number of news outlets, bringing larger awareness to Oklahomans of the link between animal abuse and family and community violence.
Thank you to the Kirkpatrick Foundation for supporting both animal and human well-being in the state of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Link Coalition promotes collaboration, cooperation, public awareness, and education to end violence against people and animals by recognizing the link between human and animal abuse. The Coalition is a project of the Kirkpatrick Foundation under its Safe & Humane initiative.