Help for Victims | What is Stalking? | Resources

Help for Victims and To Report Stalking

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Contact your local police department to report stalking and stalking-related incidents and/or threats. OVW does not provide services directly to the general public. Find local help on our map or call the national hotline:   

National Center for Victims of Crime
1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

For more information visit: Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center

What is stalking?

The term “stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.

Stalking Resources

National Institute of Justice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Office on Women's Health

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General Information for the Office on Violence Against Women

Allison Randall
Acting Director


Office on Violence Against Women

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