January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. Help fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.
Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact. In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims,2 and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide (homicide of women) in abusive relationships. Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization. Stalking is difficult to recognize, investigate, and prosecute. Unlike other crimes, stalking is not a single, easily identifiable crime but a series of acts, a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause that person fear. Stalking may take many forms, such as assaults, threats, vandalism, burglary, or animal abuse, as well as unwanted cards, calls, gifts, or visits. One in four victims reports that the stalker uses technology, such as computers, global positioning system devices, or hidden cameras,
Presented by Townhall II where the mission is to promote the health, wellness, and recovery of individuals and communities through prevention, education, advocacy, intervention, and treatment. Presenter will focus on what stalking means, how it affects individuals, application to social media and stalking in relationships.
WHEN: January 11, 2017 from Noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Ralph Regula Training Room
Questions? Contact Rajini Poth at email@example.com.