Over a decade ago, in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), NDAA created the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse to educate and train prosecutors and allied professionals on the effective handling of animal cruelty and neglect cases, including cases involving the co-occurrence of animal abuse and violence to people. The Project was born from the desire to bring greater awareness to the nature of animal maltreatment and how it can interconnect with family violence and contribute to lethality issues for victims of interpersonal violence. With growing awareness by the public to recognize and report animal abuse, combined with increased attention by the media, prosecuting attorneys need the resources to properly address incidents of animal abuse in their community and properly hold offenders accountable.
While this project is no longer funded, NDAA retains many resources which are available to our members. Non-members are welcome to submit a request for materials, which NDAA will evaluate and determine if the item(s) can be released.