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Protecting Families - People and Their Pets - Experiencing Domestic Violence
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
There is no charge for this program.

As many as 48% of domestic violence victims, including victims with children, remain in abusive situations because they lack safety options that include their pets, which are often also the targets of their abusers. Creative solutions are needed to ensure the safety of the entire family. A panel will discuss the current domestic violence sheltering system and relevant laws and legislation.

Moderators: RANDALL CARMEL, Chair, Committee on Children & the Law, New York City Bar Association; ELIZABETH FRAYER, Member, Committee on Animal Law, New York City Bar Association; JANE HOFFMAN, Member, Committee on Animal Law

Speakers: JENNIFER WHITE-REID, Vice President, Domestic Violence Programs, Urban Resource Institute; JENNY COFFEY, Consultant, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals; ARLENE MARKARIAN, Executive Assistant District Attorney, Elder Abuse Unit / Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County District Attorney’s Office; MURIEL RAGGI, Student, Fordham Law School 

Sponsored by: Committee on Animal Law, Christine Mott, Chair; Committee on Children and the Law, Randall Carmel, Chair; Committee on Domestic Violence, Anna Ognibene, Chair


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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