The Benchmark Animal Rehabilitative Curriculum (B.A.R.C.) is an online animal cruelty and prevention program that is designed to fulfill required completion of humane education classes as mandated or ordered by either a member of the criminal justice system (judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, or probation officer), an animal control professional, a social services agency, an educational institution, or a mental health professional. B.A.R.C. can also be incorporated as part of a diversionary or pre-filing plan. B.A.R.C. was developed, and is administered by, a non-profit organization.
B.A.R.C. is an informative and engaging course that uses video, images, articles, and text in a dynamic online format to create a positive and enjoyable learning experience. For a brief introduction to the course, watch the Student Introduction Video below.
There are several requirements for taking and enrolling in the B.A.R.C. course, so be sure to read the section below on Getting Started: What You’ll Need, before deciding if B.A.R.C. is the right course for you. You can also learn more specifics about the course in the Course Features section.