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The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

FAQ and Factsheets: Stalking

Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking can be defined as threatening behavior or unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking

Overview of Family Court

New protections are now available in Family Court for young victims of domestic violence / dating abuse! Obtaining an order of protection (restraining order) is now a much simpler process. Day One has produced two fliers (one geared toward youth and one geared toward service providers) describing this new law and the rights of young victims who can now file for civil protective orders. Our goal is to raise awareness about the new law among both youth and professionals, so it might be a good idea to post the flyer in a common space. Read More...

From the Series: Day One

Overview of Family Court for Service Providers

New protections are now available in Family Court for young victims of domestic violence / dating abuse! Obtaining an order of protection (restraining order) is now a much simpler process. Day One has produced two fliers (one geared toward youth and one geared toward service providers) describing this new law and the rights of young victims who can now file for civil protective orders. Our goal is to raise awareness about the new law among both youth and professionals, so it might be a good idea to post the flyer in a common space. Read More...

From the Series: Day One

Sexual Harassment Information for Teens

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual behavior. It may take different forms, including physical contact, sexual comments, sexual propositions, or unwanted communication. Because "sexual harassment" is a term that can describe many different behaviors, the kind of help available to you may differ, depending on exactly what the person harassing you has done. In many cases, the harassment will probably not constitute a crime, but rather a violation of school rules. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Bulletins for Teens

Stalking

Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention, harassment, and contact. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking

Stalking and Disability

The National Center for Victims of Crime has developed a PowerPoint Presentation about stalking and disabilities. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking

Stalking and the Law

Stalking, commonly defined as "the willful, malicious and repeated following or harassing of another person" is gaining recognition and credibility as a serious crime in the United States. Victims of stalking include those currently at risk of physical and/or emotional harm, and those in constantly pending danger, but not immediately at risk. Women are the victims of stalking in disproportionate numbers Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Legislative Topics

Stalking Information for Teens

Stalking is a pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger. It is when someone repeatedly contacts you, follows you, sends you things, talks to you when you don't want them to, or threatens you. The legal definition of stalking and possible punishment for it changes from state to state. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Bulletins for Teens

Stalking Safety Plan Guidelines

Victims of stalking include individuals presently at risk for imminent danger to their physical and/or emotional welfare, and those with danger continually pending, but not immediately at risk for harm. In addition to becoming familiar with stalking laws that presently exist, victims of stalking should be informed about the resources and procedural precautions available to assist and protect them. It is important for stalking victims to recognize that their victimization is not their fault. Stalking is a crime that can touch anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographical location, or with whom a person may associate. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking

Stalking, Questions and Answers

The legal definition of stalking is defined primarily by state statutes. While statutes vary, most define stalking as a course of conduct that places a person in fear for their safety. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking

Stalking: Incident/Behavior Log

It is critical that victims of stalking maintain a log of stalking-related incidents and behavior. Recording this information will help to document the behavior for restraining order applications, divorce and child custody cases, or criminal prosecution. It can also help preserve your memory of individual incidents about which you might later testify. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Stalking
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Group holding Borough President Stringerís Proclamation
Group holding Borough President Stringerís Proclamation