National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) invites you to be a part of the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC). This new initiative launched January 29, 2015. NCPAC provides resources to Crown prosecutors that support the successful prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada. NCPAC is a program created in consultation with Crown prosecutors from across the country, along with allied professionals from SPCAs, humane societies, and the veterinary community.
The NCPAC website, http://cfhs.ca/ncpac/, includes several tools for prosecutors: a database dedicated to animal cruelty case law that is regularly updated and maintained, a set of continuing legal education modules designed by Canadian law experts, an indexed Criminal Code and a companion manual. The modules consist of free 90-minute lunch-time webinars offered weekly throughout the month of February and an in-person training conference later in the year.
Please visit http://cfhs.ca/ncpac/education/ to sign up for the upcoming free webinars.
NCPAC is a place where a passion for the law, your skills as a Crown prosecutor, and animal cruelty cases come together. The centre provides support and information for the prosecution community that reflects current best practices in animal cruelty prosecution in order to improve consistency and outcomes across the country. NCPAC will provide you with the resources, continuing legal education, and professional networking opportunities to increase the likelihood of conviction and range of sentences. NCPAC provides unique resources and training that focus on animal cruelty offences. Nothing else like this exists in Canada.
We look forward to your participation! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and feel free to forward this message to other Crown Prosecutors interested in the subject matter.