National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide

The Resource Guide is has promotional items and outreach products, how-to's, sample communications, statistical overviews, resource listings for crime victims, posters and more!
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Register Now! Use of Technology to Stalk Online Training Course

This self-paced, interactive online training will increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology.
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Welcome to the Stalking Resource Center

The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.
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  • The FTC Response to Technology Misuse and Abuse Webinar

    April 29, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a national consumer protection agency, will talk about its role in addressing online safety and how its efforts impact stalking and domestic violence victims.  Learn how the FTC uses both law enforcement and consumer education to combat the types of tools that stalkers use to hack into email, track location, and even take videos. Find out about online safety tips that may be particularly useful to stalking and domestic violence victims.

     

  • Media Literacy and the Social Normalization of Stalking Webinar

    May 16, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

    Stalking is a crime that is frequently minimized and misunderstood, in part because it is a behavior that is socially normalized. Media plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of stalking, and other forms of violence. Media literacy is a tool that we can all use to better deconstruct media and deconstruct the culture at large as we work towards building more effective violence response and prevention methods. 

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  • Recognizing and Responding to Stalking - A Guide for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs

    Now Available

    Stalking poses a particular challenge for victims, as it can occur before, during, and after a visit or exchange. It is essential that supervised visitation and safe exchange program staff are able to effectively recognize and respond to stalking. This guide includes an overview of the dynamics of stalking, the intersection of stalking and domestic violence, how to assess for stalking, and considerations for policy and procedure.

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  • The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace

    Now Available: The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace

    Today many people spend a substantial amount of time at work, and use work provided computers, smartphones and internet access to conduct personal matters. When employees engage in harassing or threatening behavior or stalking on work time with work resources, it becomes an employer’s business.

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  • Stalking Response Tips

    Now Available: Stalking Response Tips

    Developed in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, this series presents advocates, criminal justice professionals, and victims with specific tips and information on responding to stalking.

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All news

In unusual CIA case, FBI detoured from usual path

Huffington Post Live Interview

January 29, 2015

In observance of Stalking Awareness Month, Huffington Post Live explored the psychology and the danger behind stalking. The session features our Director, Michelle Garcia, Lovern Gordon of Love Life Now Foundation, and Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Rick Ellis.

Watch here.


Elonis v. United States

December 1, 2014

The National Center for Victims of Crime is particularly interested in this case because of its commitment to serving victims of stalking and domestic violence. You can read “Friend of the Court” Amicus Brief we submitted by clicking here and our statement about the December 1st oral arguments by clicking here.


The Stalking Resource Center Responds to CBS' "Stalker"

October 2, 2014 

There is very little Stalker get's right about stalking. This show only makes our work more difficult by framing stalking as entertainment. In glorifying and normalizing a serious crime, the program demonstrates extremely poor judgment disrespecting the 7.5 million individuals who are victims of stalking each year in the U.S.

Click here to read our full letter.

April 29, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST - The FTC Response to Technology Misuse and Abuse

May 14, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST - Media Literacy and the Social Normalization of Stalking

May 26 - 28, 2015, Washington, District of Columbia - National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates