The overlapping nature of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty is well established, however historically each issue has been addressed by distinct and separate protective systems. An innovative community-based project is described that utilized crosstraining as a mechanism to foster collaboration between human services and animal control agencies. Findings are useful for professionals and community stakeholders interested in facilitating the cross-reporting of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty.
Long, Dennis D. and Kulkarni, Shanti J.
"Cross-reporting of Interpersonal Violence and Animal Cruelty: The Charlotte Project,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 40
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol40/iss4/8