Resources for Victim Service Providers
Have the Stalking Resource Center Come Train Your Agency!
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.
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
Stalking Response Tips for Victim Advocates
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.
Are you being stalked? (Brochure)
- ¿Es usted víctima de acecho?
- Large print version
The Practitioner Perspectives series highlights promising responses to stalking across the United States.
- Jennifer Landhuis, The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Monique DiCarlo, University of Iowa
- Teri Faragher, OutrageUs
- Deirdre Keys, Stalking Program Coordinator, Battered Woman's Legal Advocacy Project
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.
How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking
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.
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.
Technology in Stalking
Stalkers often use technology to assist them in stalking their victims. This section of our website provides information about how different technologies can be used to stalk, measures victims can take to keep safe, and additional information and resources.
- Criminal Stalking Laws by State
- Civil Stalking Laws by State
- Federal Stalking Laws
- Stalking Legislative Updates
- Stalking Protection Orders
- Summary of Changes from VAWA 2013 Related to Stalking
Resources From Partner Organizations
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.