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Advocacy – Animal Cruelty Training

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Date(s) - May 20, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites


Learn how to develop a solid case when investigating animal cruelty and neglect that will improve the likelihood of a successful prosecution! This training is only for active law enforcement, animal control, and prosecutors.

The discussion will include:

  • Effective report writing
  • The importance of meticulous evidence collection
  • Chain-of-custody considerations
  • Dealing with the media
  • Working with your local prosecutor
  • Giving compelling testimony
  • And more!

With Guest Speaker, Jacob Kamins – State of Oregon Animal Cruelty DDA

If a hotel room is needed, we have negotiated a rate of $100/night at Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites, please use code: HU522. Call (801) 685-9300 to book.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.

The event will be capped at 50, spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us, and select “Animal Welfare / Advocacy”.

Advocacy Event flier

Jacob Kamins
Since 2013, Jake Kamins has served as Animal Cruelty Deputy District Attorney (AC-DDA) in the State of Oregon, where he represents the State in criminal animal cruelty cases. To date, Jake has been sworn as a Deputy District Attorney in 22 of Oregon’s 36 counties, prosecuting over 250 individual cases of animal abuse and neglect.
As AC-DDA, Jake trains and consults with law enforcement, veterinarians, animal rescue workers, and attorneys on animal cruelty issues. He also communicates regularly with the media as a subject matter expert and has been involved in legislative drafting and testimony.
Jake worked as a Deputy DA at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office from 2009-2013. He received his B.A. in 2004 from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and his J.D. in 2009 from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. At Lewis & Clark, Jake was an Associate Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review and clerked at the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office. While at Multnomah County, Jake developed a passion for working on animal cruelty cases. In 2012, he was named one of the nation’s Top 10 Animal Defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Jake lives in Portland with his wife, his two children, and Sophie and Scarf, the family cats.

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