Information and resources for victim services providers, criminal justice professionals, and other community stakeholders
SRC Lists are e-mail discussion lists hosted by the Stalking Resource Center. Separate Lists are available for:
- Law Enforcement (including community corrections)
- Victim Service Providers (including community- and system-based advocates)
These closed, profession-specific lists will provide an opportunity to:
- Share experiences, successes, and challenges in addressing stalking in communities across the United States;
- Identify best practices when addressing stalking;
- Solicit peer assistance with challenging stalking cases; and
- Exchange information resources.
Click here for more information and to submit a request to join one of the SRC Lists.
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General Information & Resources
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. Click here for more information about our training activities and to learn about
The Use of Technology to Stalk
Stalkers often use technology to assist them in stalking their victims. Click here for information about how different technologies can be used to stalk, measures victims can take to keep safe, laws and legal considerations, and resources.
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.
The Practitioner Perspectives series highlights promising responses to stalking across the United States.
- Monique DiCarlo, University of Iowa
- Nancy Halverson, Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation.
- Jennifer Landhuis, The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Wendy Cohen and Cindy Hora, Illinois Attorney General's Office
- Teri Faragher, OutrageUs
- Anna Marcy, Bryan County, Oklahoma Coordinated Community Response Team
- Deirdri Fishel, Detective, State College Police Department, Victim Centered Intensive Case Management Unit
- Rachel Solov, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes and Stalking Unit
- Deirdre Keys, Stalking Program Coordinator of the Battered Woman's Legal Advocacy Project.
Resources for Victim Services Providers
- How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking
This booklet is a guide for victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members on how to initiate and run a stalking support group in their agency or community. The guide includes information about designing a support group for
stalking victims, recommendations for group membership, tips for facilitators, a sample curriculum, and much more.
- Stalking Incident and Behavior Log (PDF | Word)
Victims are encouraged to keep a log of all stalking behaviors including e-mails and phone messages. The log, as well as any gifts or letters the stalker sends the victim, can be collected and used as evidence. The evidence will help prove what has been going on if the victim decides to report the stalking to the police or apply for a protective order.
- Stalking Safety Plan Guidelines
A safety plan is a combination of suggestions, plans, and responses created to help victims reduce their risk of harm. It is a tool designed in response to the victim's specific situation that evaluates what the victim is currently experiencing, incorporates the pattern of previous behavior, and examines options that will positively impact the victim's safety.
- Address Confidentiality Programs
Address Confidentiality Programs were created to protect victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes from offenders who use public records, such as voter or drivers' license registries, to locate them.
- Stalking: A Handbook for Victims by Emily Spence-Diehl
This handbook provides stalking victims with the resources, choice options, safety tips, and stalker information designed to assist victims in regaining control over their lives. Also discussed are the building of criminal and civil cases against the stalker, the use of restraining orders, and victims' rights.
- Campus Sentinel: a free guide to Campus Safety and Security
This free mobile app provides research and compares crime data for over 4,400 schools; allows access to relevant safety resources; gives plans for a safe spring break and travel abroad experience; and sends breaking campus safety and security-related news
Resources for Criminal Justice Professionals
- Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Community Corrections
Developed by the Stalking Resource Center, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, this guide provides an overview of stalking and suggestions on how to supervise probationers and parolees who engage in stalking
- Creating an Effective Stalking Protocol
Developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, this publication addresses how law enforcement agencies can implement a Model Stalking Protocol for early intervention, prevention, and proactive problem solving in stalking cases. Summary.
- Domestic Violence & Stalking in a Digital Age: Information for Community Corrections Agencies and Professionals
Excerpted from Perspectives: the Journal of American Probation and Parole Association. This document was produced by the Council of State Governments/American Probation and Parole Association
- Mobilizing a Community Response to Stalking: The Philadelphia Story
Featured in the January 2009 issue of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Police Chief Magazine, "Mobilizing a Community Response to Stalking:The Philadelphia Story," profiles the Philadelphia Police Department's efforts to address stalking. The Stalking Resource Center has worked extensively with the Philadelphia Police Department in the past, and collaborated with
Inspector Sonia Velazquez, Former Commanding Officer of the Philadelphia Police Department Victim Services Unit to write this article.
- Stalking: Effective Strategies for Prosecutors
From AEquitas' STRATEGIES in Brief Issue #11
- Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors, NCJ 211314, January 2007, Special Report, National Institute of Justice.
- Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders, NCJ 219941, April 2008, National Institute of Justice Guide.
- Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks, NCJ 210798, January 2007, Special Report, National Institute of Justice.
- Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement, NCJ 199408, April 2004, Special Report, National Institute of Justice.