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Visit the Stalking Resource Center for training, technical assistance, and information about stalking. 

Stalking Resource Center Publications

  • Are you Being Stalked? (Brochure)

    This informative brochure for victims is adapted to have local organizations’ names and contact information included on the back of the product. 
  • Test your Technology IQ Posters

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    These 8.5"x11" posters raise awareness about how cell phones, spyware, and GPS technology can be use to stalk.
  • Model Campus Stalking Policy (2011)

    Stalking behaviors on campus can be difficult to recognize, and stalking is often not adequately discussed under existing policies nor addressed in prevention efforts. Adapt and implement this model policy on stalking as part of your school's comprehensive response to a serious crime. Download the Model Policy
  • Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Community Corrections (2012)

    This pocket guide for community corrections and parole officers outlines effective approaches to supervising stalkers, how to screen offenders for stalking behavior, and how to document and pursue violations. Download the Guide

  • How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking (2009)

    Designed to help victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members initiate and run a stalking support group in their agency or community, this guide includes information about designing a support group for stalking victims, recommendations for group membership, tips for facilitators, a sample curriculum, and more. Download the handbook
  • National Stalking Awareness Month Online Resource Guide

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month. This interactive Web site (www.StalkingAwarenessMonth.org), features materials including an interactive knowledge quiz, posters, sample public services announcements, sample news releases, certificates of appreciation, fliers and letterheads, table tents, buttons, magnets, and web banners. These resources can be used to raise stalking awareness in your community in January and throughout the year.
  • Stalking POP Guide (2003)

    Developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime and funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, this Problem Oriented Policing guide contains practical, field-tested guidance on stalking prevalence, prevention, and effective responses. Emerging from the National Center's model stalking code, the guide discusses behaviors that constitute stalking and addresses issues concerning both the victim and the offender. Download the guide
  • The Model Stalking Code Revisited: Responding to the New Realities of Stalking (2007)

    Since the publication of the National Institute of Justice's 1993 Model Stalking Code, we have learned more about the impact and prevalence of stalking. This new model code includes statutory language and accompanying commentary to help policymakers, advocates, criminal justice professionals and others create stronger, more effective stalking laws and protocols. Download the Model Code

  • Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime (2004)

    Developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime, Lifetime Television, and LMNO Productions, this 18-minute training video was inspired by the tragic death of Peggy Klinke, who was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend in January 2003. While the video was designed for law enforcement officers, it is an educational tool that can be used with a wide variety of audiences. 

    To view this video in parts, please click the following links:
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3