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.

Resources for Prosecutors 

 

Prosecutors GuideResponding to Stalking: A Guide for Prosecutors

Stalking is one of the few crimes for which timely prosecution can save lives. This guide is intended as a resource for prosecutors in stalking cases. It provides an overview of what stalking is and the best practices for prosecuting offenders. Click here to view the guide 

 

Have the Stalking Resource Center Come Train!

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 upcoming events.

 

Training Videos

Online Training Course 

Stalkers often use technology to assist them in stalking their victims. This  self-paced, interactive online training will increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology. Click here to register

 

Stalking Resource Center Publications and Resources 

Stalking Fact Sheet
 - English
 - Spanish

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.
  - Tips for Judges
  - Tips for Prosecutors

Are you being stalked? (Brochure)
  - ¿Es usted víctima de acecho?
  -  Large print version

Model Stalking Code
This publication contains statutory language and accompanying commentary to help policymakers, advocates, criminal justice professionals and others create stronger, more effective stalking laws and protocols. Also see Analyzing Stalking Laws

Practitioner Perspectives
The Practitioner Perspectives series highlights promising responses to stalking across the United States.
 -  Wendy Cohen and Cindy Hora, Illinois Attorney General's Office
 -  Rachel Solov, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office,
    Sex Crimes and Stalking Unit

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. 

The Use of Technology to Stalk
Stalkers often use technology to assist them in stalking their victims. This section provides information about how different technologies can be used to stalk, measures victims can take to keep safe, and additional information and resources.

 

Resources From Partner Organizations 


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.

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.

Stalking: Effective Strategies for Prosecutors
From AEquitas' STRATEGIES in Brief Issue #11 

 

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