26 Sep Innovations in Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors with Pets (New York, NY)
A panel on the intersection of domestic violence and animal abuse.
From 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
At New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Presented by the Urban Resource Institute
The Legal Education and Advocacy Program (“LEAP”), utilizes a comprehensive approach to address the legal needs of victims of domestic violence living in shelters operated by the Urban Resource Institute, the largest provider of shelter services in the country.
URI’s innovative program called PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) was established in 2013 to provide co-living options for families and their pets. As the first program of its kind in New York City and a pioneer in the nation, PALS brings comfort and joy to families and individuals seeking refuge at URI shelters by keeping families and their pets together.
Danielle Emery, PALS Director
Rhonda Panken, Family/Matrimonial Attorney
Assistant District Attorney Shea Donato, New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Gary Williams, New York City Domestic Violence Police Officer