The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Launched in July 2000, with initial funding from the Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, our dual mission is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.
The Stalking Resource Center consists of five components: a Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program, Training, an Information Clearinghouse, a Practitioners' Network, and a Website.
The goal of this program is to facilitate ongoing partnerships between experts and communities that are developing multidisciplinary responses to stalking. Our staff, aided by a team of expert practitioners, are available to participate in on-site problem solving consultations. The peer-to-peer exchange program matches experts with technical assistance requests, typically received from law enforcement, prosecutors, and community- and system-based service providers. Targeted support is offered for both short-term and long-term challenges. If you are a VAWA grantee, contact us to discuss your needs.
Stalking Resource Center staff are available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level. Topics include:
The information clearinghouse provides a wide range of useful information for practitioners. Materials include:
To support interest in local stalking responses and to foster effective multidisciplinary work, we have assembled a network of local practitioners representing diverse communities throughout the country. These local "points-of-contact" help us to identify emerging issues and promising practices in the field. Members also exchange information to enhance their skills and efforts.
A continually growing resource for practitioners and victims, the Stalking Resource Center website provides diverse resources, including fact sheets on federal statutes, an annotated stalking bibliography, summaries of state stalking laws, a guide to online resources, statistical overviews, practitioner profiles, and more.
The Stalking Resource Center can be reached by phone at (202) 467-8700, or by e-mail at email@example.com.