Help raise awareness of the seriousness and dangers of stalkers. Wishing a safe & healthy New Year to all!
Did you know January is Stalking Awareness Month? Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for info.
What could you do to recognize National Stalking Awareness Month?
How much do you know about stalking? Take a quiz here: http://bit.ly/NSAM2015
Stalking is a crime & you are not to blame for a stalker’s behavior: http://bit.ly/ForVictims
Have you seen the most recent data from the CDC? View our Stalking Statistics and Data here: http://bit.ly/StalkingStats
What would you say to a friend who told you they were being stalked? Learn more about stalking this month at http://bit.ly/NSAM2015
Although women are more likely to be stalked than men, anyone can be a victim of stalking. Learn about stalking at http://bit.ly/NSAM2015
Stalking: It’s not a joke. It’s not romantic. It’s not ok. It’s a crime.
Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org to learn more.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
The National Center for Victims of Crime says, “Stalking is a crime of intimidation and psychological terror that often escalates into violence against its victims. Stalkers can destroy the lives of victims, terrorizing them through a course of conduct that may include monitoring, following, threatening, or harassing victims in a variety of ways. Stalking often has devastating consequences for victims. Many are forced to profoundly alter their lives—going as far as relocating to another state and changing their identities—to protect themselves and their families.”
A leader in responding to stalking The National Center for Victims of Crime has long led the field in enhancing our country’s response to stalking by advocating for key stalking legislation and policy at the federal and state level. In 2000, the National Center estab- lished the Stalking Resource Center to increase public awareness about stalking and help communities across the country develop multidisciplinary responses to this insidious crime. As the only national training and technical assistance center focused solely on stalking, the Stalking Resource Center has provided training to tens of thousands of victim service providers and criminal justice practitioners throughout the United States and has fostered innovations in programs for stalking victims and practitioners who support them.
For more information, please contact: National Center for Victims of Crime 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480 Washington, DC 20036 202-467-8700 | www.ncvc.org
I know how dangerous stalking is…our beautiful 20 year old daughter Morgan was murdered during an active investigation into her stalking. My wish is that another daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, Goddaughter, or friend never loses their life again because of their stalker. Law enforcement needs better protocols for cases involving stalking including allowing community policing, states need to have strict laws on their books, the judicial system needs to enforce those laws to the maximum degree without accepting a plea to a lesser charge. No more revolving doors in our system that allows stalkers to continue their reign of terror. Please talk about the dangers of stalkers with your family and friends and raise the awareness. Knowledge is power.