This Tip Sheet on High-Tech Stalking was developed to help agencies and communities respond effectively to the ways that technology impacts victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking. Stalkers are increasingly misusing a variety of telephone, surveillance, and computer technologies to harass, terrify, intimidate, coerce, and monitor former and current intimate partners. Perpetrators are also misusing technology to stalk before, during, and after perpetrating sexual violence. This document looks at how the technology works, how agencies and partnerships are using it, benefits and risks, and things to consider regarding High-Tech Stalking.
Through its Accessing Safety Initiative, Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety provides training and consultation on collaboration and capacity-building at the intersection of violence and disability. By the end of 2010, OVW’s Disability Grant Program had fostered more than 40 such collaborations. This report is based upon Vera’s work with and observations of those collaborations from 2006 through 2010, as well as in-depth interviews with representatives from 10 of the groups and an extensive literature review on effective collaboration. It is designed for policy makers, practitioners, and first-responders interested in using collaboration to address violence against people with disabilities. It offers concrete recommendations for how to build effective collaboration between victim services and disability organizations, practical strat¬egies for overcoming common obstacles, and steps to begin the collaboration process.
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