7th Annual National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference


In partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys will host the 7th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference. The goal of this training is to provide prosecutors, law enforcement and allied professionals with the requisite skills to strengthen links between the criminal justice system and the community by protecting our most vulnerable victims and to enhance prosecutors’ ability to successfully identify and prosecute animal cruelty and animal fighting cases.


This conference is intended for prosecutors, law enforcement and animal control officers, veterinarians and related disciplines involved in the prosecution of animal cruelty crimes. Due to space restrictions, those not meeting this criteria will be contacted by APA.

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Conference Agenda


Registration Fee:
Members – $25
Non-Members – $40

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November 15-17, 2017

Event Location:
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine St
Portland, OR 97204


For More Information, contact Vanessa Sykes at vanessa.sykes@APAinc.org


There are scholarships available in the amounts of $500 for recipients who fly and $300 for recipients who drive that will be awarded to qualifying individuals. Applicants must have registered and booked their travel and accommodations before applying. Applications are due by 09/15/2017.

To Become a Scholarship Sponsor, contact Nichole Parisi at nikki.parisi@APAinc.org