• 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.

    Click Here to Learn More

  • Now Available: Practitioner Perspective

    Practitioner Perspective Series

    We interviewed Jennifer Landhuis, of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read more!

  • The Police Chief Magazine Article

    Connecting the Dots: The Challenges of Identifying and Responding to Stalking

    Check out the December 2013 issue of The Police Chief. Michelle Garcia, Director of the Stalking Resource Center, and Paul Schnell, Chief of Police, Maplewood Police Department, co-authored the article “Connecting the Dots: The Challenges of Identifying and Responding to Stalking.“

    Click Here to Learn More

  • Presidential Proclamation

    National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2014

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed April 2014 to be Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month.

    To read the President's words, click here.

  • New Webinar Opportunity!

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

    The Stalking Resource Center is proud to partner with FORGE to present the following webinar: Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and Communities.Rebecca Dreke, Deputy Director of the SRC, will be presenting.

    Click Here to Learn More!

All news

Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act Renews Support for Stalking and Sexual Violence Victims


For Immediate Release

February 28, 2013
Contact: Kath Cummins

              202-590-0837
              kcummins@ncvc.org

WASHINGTON, DC--- The National Center for Victims of Crime applauds the House of Representatives for its bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, sending the bill to the President for his signature. We thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for championing the rights of all victims.

Among the  landmark extensions to the Act, this reauthorization explicitly requires that stalking be addressed by colleges and universities. Campus authorities must record and report instances of stalking, establish policies on responding to stalking, and provide education and prevention programming on stalking.

“Over 6 million people are stalked each year in the United States,” said Mai Fernandez, executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime. “Stalking is a serious crime, and one that is often the precursor to other serious crimes such as sexual assault and homicide.” The National Center for Victims of Crime is the home of the Stalking Resource Center, which works to enhance the recognition of and response to stalking across the country.

The reauthorized VAWA will also strengthen programs that address sexual assault, domestic and dating violence—including provisions that prohibit discrimination against LGBT victims in the provision of victim support, give tribal authorities the means to hold offenders accountable, and extend protections to undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime.

The new legislation also provides increased support for sexual assault services and rape prevention and education programs, and for reducing the backlog of untested sexual assault kits. It also creates the first specific federal protections for sexual assault victims in public housing.

###

  The National Center for Victims of Crime, established in 1985, is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. For more than 25 years, the National Center has led this nation's struggle to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives. Visit www.victimsofcrime.org for more information. 

.



Available Now! The Use of Technology to Stalk

This 15-minute video is designed to enhance awareness among professionals working with stalking victims of how stalkers use a vast array of technologies today.

Click here to order the video

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 


  • 2014NCVRW Theme Poster