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Stalking

Living a life free of fear is a basic right for everyone. It goes against our
values as a society when individuals who are stalked fear for their safety and freedom. Stalking is a dangerous crime that is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Stalking behaviors may include repeated unwanted phone calls, unwanted gifts or letters, damage to a home, car, or property, monitoring phone calls or computer use and other actions that control, track, or frighten. Most victims are stalked by someone they know.


Brenda

Brenda’s ex-boyfriend had been stalking her for the last three months. He has texted her numerous times, sent her emails, and showed up at her work. Brenda called her local domestic violence program. An advocate assisted her in working with a detective who eventually arrested her ex-boyfriend.

Stalking Incident & Behavior Logs Many stalking behaviors are in and of themselves not criminal incidents. The gathering of information in a documentation log can assist those who are being stalked in documenting the full course of events, that when placed together, can assist in providing evidence of stalking.

Click here for the Stalking Incident & Behavior Logs.


Building Capacity

  • Learning Communities
    • Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs
    • Mental Health Counselors
    • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Stalking Documentation Sacks
    • If you are a law enforcement officer or a victim advocate and need to provide a stalking victim with materials that will assist in the documentation of the crime, .
  • Capacity Building Trainings

Find Help

To connect with community based services near you, learn your options, or to help a friend, family member, neighbor or coworker, click here.

Or call one of these numbers:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY line for deaf/hearing impaired)
24 hr., free, confidential assistance

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-646-HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org 24 hr., free, confidential assistance

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