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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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Stalking Awareness Month 2016

Visit www.StalkingAwarenessMonth.org for resources to help you plan events and outreach on stalking throughout the year!
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  • New Practitioner Perspective Resource

    May 5, 2016

    We interviewed  Elizabeth Dank, Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence on her office's innovative Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and the Coordinated Approach to Prevent Stalking (CAPS) Program. 

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  • January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    Resources now available 

    Our Stalking Awareness Month website has resources to help you plan events and outreach on stalking throughout the year. You will find an interactive quiz on stalking, magnets, fact sheets, guides, event ideas, and media tools to raise awareness about stalking. 

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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. 

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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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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.

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  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. 

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Elonis v. United States Decision 

June 1, 2015

The National Center for Victims of Crime is disappointed in today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Elonis v. U.S. The decision, announced this morning, creates additional confusion and questions that must be decided by a lower court as it relates to stalking laws across the country.

To read the full statement, click here 


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.

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