Addressing Misconceptions to Understand and Serve Victims and Survivors of Stalking

Patchwork - Addressing Misconceptions to Understand and Serve Victims of Stalking
January 31, 2022

In our first episode of the new year, Jennifer Landhuis, the Director of the Stalking Prevention and Resource Center (SPARC), joins Patchwork to discuss common misconceptions surrounding stalking, including how abusers are misusing technology. She also shares available resources for OVW grantees as well as the public to educate on stalking, identify when someone is being stalked, and help victims and survivors of stalking.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Biden-Harris Administration shares OVW’s commitment to eliminating gender-based violence, both in-person and online. The White House recently issued a proclamation recognizing January as National Stalking Awareness Month in support of individuals who are threatened and harmed by the pervasive crime of stalking, in recognition of those who raise awareness and advocate for survivors, and in rededication to prevention efforts for a future without stalking.

Read the White House Proclamation here:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/12/30/a-proclamation-on-national-stalking-awareness-month-2022/

Resources from the episode:

Transcript: 
Updated March 7, 2022