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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.
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Stalking Awareness Month 2016

Visit for resources to help you plan events and outreach on stalking throughout the year!
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  • New Practitioner Perspective Resource

    May 5, 2016

    We interviewed  Elizabeth Dank, Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence on her office's innovative Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and the Coordinated Approach to Prevent Stalking (CAPS) Program. 

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  • January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    Resources now available 

    Our Stalking Awareness Month website has resources to help you plan events and outreach on stalking throughout the year. You will find an interactive quiz on stalking, magnets, fact sheets, guides, event ideas, and media tools to raise awareness about stalking. 

    Learn more about Stalking Awareness Month!




  • Recognizing and Responding to Stalking - A Guide for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs

    Now Available

    Stalking poses a particular challenge for victims, as it can occur before, during, and after a visit or exchange. It is essential that supervised visitation and safe exchange program staff are able to effectively recognize and respond to stalking. 

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  • The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace

    Now Available: The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace

    Today many people spend a substantial amount of time at work, and use work provided computers, smartphones and internet access to conduct personal matters. When employees engage in harassing or threatening behavior or stalking on work time with work resources, it becomes an employer’s business.

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  • Stalking Response Tips

    Now Available: 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.

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Elonis v. United States Decision 

June 1, 2015

The National Center for Victims of Crime is disappointed in today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Elonis v. U.S. The decision, announced this morning, creates additional confusion and questions that must be decided by a lower court as it relates to stalking laws across the country.

To read the full statement, click here 

Huffington Post Live Interview

January 29, 2015

In observance of Stalking Awareness Month, Huffington Post Live explored the psychology and the danger behind stalking. The session features our Director, Michelle Garcia, Lovern Gordon of Love Life Now Foundation, and Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Rick Ellis.

Watch here.

Elonis v. United States

December 1, 2014

The National Center for Victims of Crime is particularly interested in this case because of its commitment to serving victims of stalking and domestic violence. You can read “Friend of the Court” Amicus Brief we submitted by clicking here and our statement about the December 1st oral arguments by clicking here.

The Stalking Resource Center Responds to CBS' "Stalker"

October 2, 2014 

There is very little Stalker get's right about stalking. This show only makes our work more difficult by framing stalking as entertainment. In glorifying and normalizing a serious crime, the program demonstrates extremely poor judgment disrespecting the 7.5 million individuals who are victims of stalking each year in the U.S.

Click here to read our full letter.

2016 National Stalking Awareness Month

Nationwide - January 1-31, 2016


2016 Stalking Awareness Month Twitter Chat
Online - January 19, 2016 2 p.m. ET
Join the Stalking Resource Center for a Twitter Chat in honor of National Stalking Awareness Month 2016! The chat will focus on the intersectionality of stalking with other crimes, as well as how it affects marginalized populations. Follow the #NSAM2016 hashtag to participate! 

Recognizing and Responding to Stalking 
Online - January 21, 2016 12:00 p.m. ET
In honor of National Stalking Awareness Month, this JWI National Alliance to End Domestic Violence webinar focuses on recognizing and responding to stalking as a distinct crime as well as a co-occurring victimization. 
Register here

Ohio Domestic Violence Coalition Webinar on Stalking
Online - January 26, 2016 10:30 a.m. ET
A 2011 national study found that 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been a victim of stalking in their lifetime.  Despite the prevalence of stalking, this is a crime that is often minimized and overlooked during safety planning with domestic violence survivors.  During this webinar we will be discussing the prevalence of stalking in domestic violence cases, appropriate safety planning for survivors being stalked, and legal remedies for stalking crimes.  Join us as we take a look at how stalking impacts the lives of domestic violence survivors.  

Register here

Stalking in Later Life Webinar

Online - January 27, 2016 1 p.m. ET
A 2011 national study found that 1 in 18 men and more than 1 in 7 women will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be a current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.

Register here