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American Self-Help Clearinghouse
(201) 625-7101
Provides national listings and directories to help with finding or forming a support group in your area.

Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET) www.cavnet.org
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
(800) 851-3420
Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice. Victims and others an order papers reporting various studies done under grants by the Institute on stalking, violence and domestic abuse.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
3616 Far West Blvd., Suite 101-297
Austin, TX 87831
(800) 799-7233
A free, 24-hour hotline that provides victims with referrals to agencies in their own areas.

National Self-Help Clearinghouse
(212) 642-2944
Provides national listings and directories to help with finding or forming a support group in your area.

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
1757 Park Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20010
(800) 879-6682 or (202) 232-6682
A free, 24-hour hotline that provides information and referral for victims to resources in their own states.

National Center for Victims of Crime  www.ncvc.org
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 276-2880
Through Infolink, (800) FYI-CALL or (817) 877-3355, victims and others may obtain information and referral on victim and crime-related issues.  Open M-F: 9-5:30 ET.

The San Diego County Stalking Strike Force
(619) 515-8900
Provides assistance to San Diego stalking victims.

www.stalkingassistance.com - The Stalking Assistance Site is a comprehensive, practical resource designed by women with over 20 years of combined experience in federal law enforcement and threat management. Step-by step detailed instruction is provided in a variety of relevant areas. Professional consulting services are donated at a reduced rate by a highly experienced threat assessment and management consultant and a 900 telephone number is additionally offered as another option for immediate support.

Survivors of Stalking (SOS)
P.O. Box 20762
Tampa, FL 33622
www.soshelp.org
Provides workshops on stalking. Victims and others can also order cassettes of these workshops that include information on stalking, laws, threat assessment, safety, and workplace violence. Keeps list of support groups for victims in various states and provides information, support, and referral for victims who call.

The Stalking Victims Sanctuary
www.stalkingvictims.com

Tricounty advocacy center in Rensselaer County New York; Victim Advocacy Program of the Capital District, 5 Broadway, Suite 201,  Troy, NY 12180,  E-mail: VACCD@aol.com

Victim-Assistance Online
http://www.vaonline.org

DOJ First Annual Stalking Report to Congress (1996)
       http://ncjrs.org/txtfiles/stlkbook.txt

DOJ Second Annual Stalking Report to Congress (1997)
      http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ocpa/94Guides/DomViol

Model Antistalking Code
      http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawgo/reports.htm

Bureau of Justice Assistance Seminar on Stalking Law Implementation
     http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ocpa/94Guides/DomViol/appendb.htm

End Stalking in America, Inc.
     http://www.esia.net

National Victim Center stalking law fact sheets
    http://aspensys.aspensys.com:209/R0-185754-range/ncjrs/data/anticode.txt
    and  http://www.nvc.org/ddir/info71.htm

Iowa Attorney General fact sheet on stalking
   http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs14-stk.html

 Stalking FAQ
   http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/stalker.htm

National Victim Assistance Academy training manual
    http://www.madcapps.com/Writings/faqabout.htm

National Victim Center help guide for stalking victims
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/assist/nvaa/ch21-2st.htm

National Victim Center safety tips
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/stalk/info44.htm

State stalking laws http://www.nvc.org/gdir/svsafety.htm

Law review article on efficacy of California stalking law
   http://www.nvc.org/hdir/statestk.htm

Cyberstalking   http://www.cyberangels.org/stalking/

Portland (OR) stalking information
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/dcfs/dv/dvman/stalking.html

Online Harassment Resources
  http://www.io.com/~barton/harassment.html

Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) forms for Michigan available online
 http://www.mivictims.org/ppo/index.html

"The Message Relay Center" acts as a mediator between > parents when communication is either undesired or too dangerous to be > conducted. This is especially true where domestic violence or stalking is > involved. We can assist you in these type of situations to prevent the > aggressor in these situations from harming the other parties. Please feel > free to contact me www.MessageRelayCenter@msn.com

www.stopdv.com Provides information on domestic violence, stalking and stalking laws.

http://www.delphi.com/crimesurvivors/

Cyberstalking: A New Challenge For Law Enforcement and Industry: A Report from the Attorney General to the Vice President http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/cyberstalking.htm 

Privacy Rights Clearing House http://www.privacyrights.org 

www.stalkingbehavior.com

The Epidemic of Cyberstalking
As technology advances, so does its seedy underbelly. Cyberstalkers have terrorized thousands, but law enforcement often is unable or unwilling to deal with it. Congress is studying a bill to address the growing problem. By Katie Dean. 

Cyberstalked? Use Common Sense 
You wouldn't give a stranger on the street your name, address, phone number, or pictures of yourself. Internet safety advocates say you shouldn't do it online, either. By Katie Dean.

The Stalked Need a Safety Net 
Jayne Hitchcock couldn't get the help she needed when she was cyberstalked four years ago. Now she's helping others -- by training law enforcement. By Katie Dean.

 

Canada

Barbara Schilfer Commemorative Clinic
489 College Street, Suite 503
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5
(416) 323-9149
Provides free legal, counseling, cultural interpretation, and information and referral services to women who are survivors of violence.

Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime
141 Catherine Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1C3
(613) 233-7614
Acts as a resource center for victims of crime and assists victims and their families in dealing with sentence administration, parole authorities, and securing legal counsel.

Victims for Justice
P.O. Box 22023
3079 Forestglade Drive
Windsor, Ontario N8R 2H5
(519) 972-0836
An organization that provides a research library of stalking incidents in Canada as well as handouts on "how to Survive a Stalker" and "How to Safeguard Yourself."

United Kingdom

Evonne von Heussen-Countryman, M.B.E
Director, N.A.S.H, U.K
P.O. Box 1309
Kenilworth
Warwickshire, CV8 2YJ
England, U.K.
Tel/Fax/ and (24hr voice mail): 011 44 1926 850089 or (01926 850089).
Mobile: 07944 244116.
Office hours: Tues to Thurs; 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Support line for distressed Victims only: Mondays 9:00am to 12:30pm and
Friday evenings 7:30pm to 10:00pm. We close on Bank Holidays, Statutory
holidays, and twice per year for a two-month periods to catch up with
backlog of work.

A site that deals with harassment law in the UK: www.harassment-law.co.uk

Allen law review article on United Kingdom stalking laws
      http://www.uchastings.edu/womenslj/jordan.html and
      http://webjcli.ncl.ac.uk/1996/issue4/allen4.html

Paper on the UK's Protection from Harassment Act, 1997 and its implementation and interpretation.
http://webjcli.ncl.ac.uk/2000/issue1/vonheussen1.html

 

For Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, the Stalking Expertise Center
        www.stalkingexpertisecentrum.nl.


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