The Stalking Resource Center provides training to multidisciplinary professionals who seek to increase their understanding of stalking and enhance their skills in working with stalking victims or offenders. Our training is victim-centered, research informed, and practice based.
About Our Program
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 and 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
- Supervising Stalking Offenders
- Threat Assessment
- Safety Planning
- Working with Stalking Victims
- Collaborative Community Responses
Training content can be developed and topics can be integrated to meet your specific training needs and can vary in length from one hour to two 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.
To read more about the specific topics, please see our Training Descriptions.
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Overview of and Considerations in Federal Stalking Cases Webinar
Register │March 25, 2015 │ 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
While there are stalking laws within all 50 states as well as a federal law, this remains a widely under-prosecuted crime. The federal statute in particular seems to be underutilized. In general the federal statute, Title 18 U.S.C. 2261A, applies to cases in which the offender and/or their course of conduct cross state lines. With the ease of interstate travel and the virtual nature of our worlds, there is an increasing amount of stalking cases with a federal nexus. This webinar will provide an overview of the federal stalking statute as well as several other applicable federal laws. The discussion will inform about the federal response to stalking cases and also address the advantages and challenges of pursuing cases through the federal system.
The presenters, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Cari Robins, SSA Sabina Sauer and Crime Analyst Kristen Solik, are all members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.
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Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement
Register or learn more │ April 14-15, 2015 │ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Recognizing the important role that prosecutors and law enforcement play in protection order enforcement, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, in partnership with AEquitas and the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is pleased to offer the Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training.
The goal of the training is to allow prosecutors and law enforcement to gain valuable information regarding full faith and credit and the evidence necessary to prosecute a defendant for violating a protection order, while recognizing the dynamics of stalking, and the role that multiple violations of orders can play in creating and substantiating a stalking charge.
This training will focus on law enforcement and prosecutors gaining valuable insight into the role that protection order violations play, whether the resulting charge is stalking (based on the protection order violations) or charging the violation of the order of protection.
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The FTC Response to Technology Misuse and Abuse
Register│ April 29, 2015 │2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a national consumer protection agency, will talk about its role in addressing online safety and how its efforts impact stalking and domestic violence victims. Learn how the FTC uses both law enforcement and consumer education to combat the types of tools that stalkers use to hack into email, track location, and even take videos. Find out about online safety tips that may be particularly useful to stalking and domestic violence victims.
- Jacqueline Connor is an attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. She investigates and litigates violations of U.S. laws enforced by the Commission that govern the privacy and security of consumer information.
Lisa Weintraub Schifferle is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer & Business Education. At the FTC, she regularly trains advocates across the country on identity theft, scams, privacy and technology.
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National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates
Register or learn more │ May 26-28, 2015 │Washington, DC
The Office on Violence Against Women and the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC), a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), invite you to a two and an half day training for attorneys and advocates who provide survivor-centered advocacy and representation to victims of intimate partner violence. The goal of the institute is to provide participants with information and resources to enhance their advocacy and trial skills.
Participants will examine the roles of the advocate and the attorney in working with victims of intimate partner violence. Institute topics will include full faith and credit and other issues relevant to issuance and enforcement of protection orders and inter-jurisdictional custody and firearm prohibitions. Through the use of scenarios, demonstrations, interactive discussion, role-play, and mock hearings, participants will enhance their advocacy and trial skills. Registration Ends 5/4/2015 or when filled.