December 13-15, 2022

11th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference

Nashville, TN, United States

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will host the 11th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference on December 13-15, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Known for being the only national conference of its kind dedicated to educating stakeholders in the successful prosecution of animal crimes, this three-day event is co-sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. Conference attendance is limited to prosecutors, law enforcement and animal control officers, veterinarians, and related disciplines involved in the prosecution of animal cruelty crimes.

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.