These resources may enhance your knowledge of and response to the crime of stalking. SPARC is not affiliated with these organizations/resources and is sharing them for informational purposes only.
Helplines (U.S. Only):
Victim Connect at National Center for Victims of Crime
Confidential referrals for victims of crime, including stalking.
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Helpline
For victims of nonconsensual distribution of intimate images (also known as “revenge porn”), recorded sexual assault, or sextortion.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline
855-812-1001 (video phone)
The Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled callers.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a safe domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Anonymous and confidential.
The Network/La Red LGBTQ Hotline
The Network/La Red’s 24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks.
Love is Respect
Confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse.
E-mail hotline with plain language legal information for victims of abuse.
Privacy and Online Safety Resources:
The Internet Privacy Handbook
SafeShepherd’s Handbook aims to give you a single source for the instructions you’ll need you remove your personal information from sites that expose your information.
C.A. Goldberg Law: Victim’s Rights Law Firm
Resources and legal services for survivors of stalking through technology, including guidance on removing nonconsensual images, responding to sextortion, and related issues.
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
CCRI’s mission is to combat online abuses that threaten civil rights and civil liberties, including nonconsensual pornography.
Address Confidentiality Programs
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) shares links to states’ address confidentiality programs.
NNEDV Tech Safety Net
The National Network to End Domestic Violence’s (NNEDV) free app explores six categories: harassment, impersonation, cellphone safety, device safety, location safety, and online safety.
Coalition Against Stalkerware
The Coalition Against Stalkerware convened in 2019 in order to facilitate communication between those organizations working to combat domestic violence and the security community. The founding organizations have committed to fighting domestic violence, stalking, and harassment by addressing the use of stalkerware and raising public awareness about this issue.
National Cybersecurity Alliance
The Alliance builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online.
Apple’s Guide to Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk
If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your Apple devices, and how to make changes to protect your safety.
Cornell University’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse website includes a collection of materials, tools, and resources created to help IPV survivors, support workers, and technologists discover and address tech-related risks.
For Stalking Investigations, Preserving Evidence and/or Prosecution:
AEquitas provides case consultation, legal research, identification of expert witnesses, and peer reviews for prosecutors.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Cyber Center
The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) is designed to assist police chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, patrol officers, digital forensic investigators, detectives, and prosecutors who are investigating and preventing crimes that involve technology.
SEARCH is the premier resource for collecting, sharing, and analyzing innovative and timely knowledge, information, best practices, services and solutions for justice information sharing including resources on high tech crime investigations
How to Gather Technology Evidence for Court, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
If someone is using technology like text messages, email, or social media (like Facebook) to harass or stalk you, this guide will help you “capture” the evidence so you can bring it to court.
Stalking Victim & Survivor Stories:
OutrageUs Stalking Mini-Documentary Series
Seven mini-documentaries that give voice to women who have been stalked by an intimate partner, and the professionals who have worked with them through their efforts to seek justice and safety.
Strictly Stalking Podcast
Strictly Stalking is a True Crime Podcast that starts before others: at the stalking. Each week hosts Jaimie Beebe and Jake Deptula dive into unique stalking cases, interviewing stalking survivors, advocates, and experts.
Promise of Protection
Vernetta Cockerham’s husband made good on threats to kill her family when he stabbed to death her teenage daughter Candice in 2002. Travis Long’s short film highlights this devastating story.
The Murder of Jackie Vandagriff
This 2021 episode of CBS’ 48 Hours highlights a tragic murder by a known stalking offender.
She Did Everything Right
Dateline NBC highlights the case of Lauren McCluskey, a college athlete murdered by her stalker in 2019. Also see the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, which honors Lauren’s legacy by supporting charitable work in her name.
Real Fear, Real Crime: The Peggy Klinke Story
Produced by Lifetime Television, this 18-minute training video for law enforcement was created in response the murder of stalking victim Peggy Klinke by a former partner.