January 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the first National Stalking Awareness Month. In the past ten years, we have witnessed increased awareness of stalking and enhanced responses to stalking across the country. Laws have been strengthened, tens of thousands of professionals trained on responding to stalking, and services for victims of stalking have been expanded. Yet, the fact that 6.6 million adults are stalked in the United States in one year demonstrates that we still have so much more to do.
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to continue our partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, in observing National Stalking Awareness Month 2014. We have a wealth of resources to share with you. You can take our interactive quiz; download our videos, fact sheets, guides, posters, artwork for buttons and magnets, events ideas, and media tools to build your knowledge; and start planning your outreach for National Stalking Awareness Month.
We hope you will visit this site often and let us know how you are using these tools. You have the power to help “know, name, and stop” stalking in your community.