The best way to stop multiple forms of violence perpetrated by the same abusers is for the agencies involved to communicate and collaborate. However, in most communities, we have become a “nation of silos.” Child protection, domestic violence, animal care & control, and adult protective services operate in separate spheres, addressing one incident or type of maltreatment rather than seeing the larger cycle of violence that might be at work.
The Southeast Texas LINK Coalition brings together agencies from across the Southeast Texas, including animal control officers, veterinarians, child protection workers, domestic violence shelter staff, animal advocates, adult protection personnel, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other concerned community members, to build a cohesive network that efficiently and effectively combats both animal violence and human violence.
The Southeast Texas LINK Chapter will work to address the urgent situation of our communities with the combined power of multiple perspectives allowing us to offer more effective delivery of services, reduces duplication of efforts, pool scarce community resources, Increase communication and break down misinformation, and create long-term change to help people and animals.
The Southeast Texas LINK Coalition is the local chapter of The National LINK Coalition - a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. The National LINK Coalition serves as the National Resource Center on The LINK between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.
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