In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). Since its inception, the SRC has trained over 100,000 professionals who work with victims in all 50 states, two US Territories, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking. Though the United States has come a long way in how the crime of stalking is addressed and victims are treated, there is still much work to be done. The SRC is committed to continuing its national effort to promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety and hold stalking offenders accountable.
The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. The Stalking Resource Center envisions a future in which the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners will have the best tools to effectively collaborate and respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold
Who We Serve
- Office on Violence Against Women grantees;
- criminal and civil justice system practitioners;
- community based agencies;
- media representatives; and
- the general public.
The Stalking Resource Center provides multiple services including: Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse.
The Stalking Resource Center provides training that is victim-centered, research informed, and practice based. Stalking Resource Center staff are available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level. Training topics include:
- Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact
- Stalking & Intimate Partner Violence
- Stalking and Sexual Assault
- Using Technology to Stalk
- Stalking on Campus
- Teens and Stalking
- Analyzing Your Stalking Laws
- Investigating Stalking
- Prosecuting Stalking
- Threat Assessment
- Safety Planning
- Working with Stalking Victims
- Developing a Coordinated Community Response to Stalking
Training content can be developed and topics can be integrated to meet your specific training needs and can vary in length from 1 hour to 2 days. The Stalking Resource Center often partners with local and nationally recognized law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals in providing training. The Stalking Resource Center is committed to providing training
to meet the individualized needs of communities working to enhance their response to stalking.
For more information on training available from the SRC, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-467-8700. To request training, please complete (to the best of your ability) our Training Request Form.
Download our Training Request Form
The Stalking Resource Center provides direct assistance to build the capacity of criminal justice and victim services organizations to respond effectively to stalking. Topics include:
- developing a coordinated community response to stalking
- developing and implementing effective stalking protocols and policies
- accessing civil and criminal remedies for stalking victims
- developing and enhancing services for victims of stalking
- case specific questions
A continually growing resource for practitioners and victims, the Stalking Resource Center website provides diverse resources, including information about federal, state, tribal, and military stalking statutes, compilations of state and federal legislation and protection order statutes, a guide to online resources, practitioner profiles, and more.
The information clearinghouse provides a wide range of useful information for practitioners. Materials include:
- statistics on the prevalence of stalking
- practitioner-specific educational tools
- multidisciplinary curricula
- promising practices and innovative strategies
- model protocols, forms, and procedures
- research articles on stalking and related issues.
The Stalking Resource Center can be reached by phone at (202) 467-8700, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
To view the Stalking Resource Center's timeline of accomplishments, click here
Help for Victims
If you need immediate assistance, the Victim Connect Helpline provides information and referrals for victims of all crime and can be reached at 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846).