Note: Following is a list of some of the primary resources to help you and your community effectively address partner violence. It is not a comprehensive list as there are numerous local, state, national and international organizations that offer information, tools and resources on partner violence. Many professional organizations also offer discipline specific materials and resources, so search the internet for other sites if you do not find what you need here. In addition, the short description of services and resources offered by organizations listed below is not exhaustive. See the individual websites for a full explanation of what each organization offers.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline www.loveisrespect.org 856-321-9474; 866-331-8453 (TTY)
Information on dating abuse and online messaging available at the website. Peer advocates available 24/7. National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org 800-799-SAFE (7233); 800-787-3224 (TTY) Hotline advocates are available 24/7 for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states and U.S territories. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) www.rainn.org 800-656-HOPE (4673)
A free national confidential service for crisis intervention and referral. Live support is available 24/7 via online chat and through at the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
Victim Connect Resource Center www.victimconnect.org 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846) The National Center for Victims of Crime offers information, resources, and hotline and online assistance for victims of crimes including crimes related to domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse.
Victim Connect Resource Center www.victimconnect.org 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846) The National Center for Victims of Crime offers information, resources, and hotline and online assistance for victims of crimes including crimes related to domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse. They also provide information about Crime Victim Compensation programs that can help pay for some of the out-of-pocket expenses victims of crime incur.
Technology and Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors www.techsafety.org/resources-survivorsNational Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org Social change organization focused on understanding the needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy organizations and making sure those needs are heard and understood by national policymakers. NNEDV works to provide information, toolkits, training, technical assistance, program development, funding to state and community domestic violence agencies; and lobbies congress for legislative remedies to domestic violence. Initiatives include Women of Color Leadership Project, Technology Safety Project, Transitional Housing Project and Violence Against Women Act Implementation. The NNEDV’s Technology Safety Project offers the following information, guides and toolkits for evidence collection and for internet safety and privacy:
Safety and Privacy on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse www.techsafety.org/blog/2013/7/30/safety-and-privacy-on-facebook-a-guide-for-survivors-of-abuse?rq=cyber-stalking
Finding Laws to Charge Perpetrators Who Misuse Technology www.techsafety.org/finding-laws-to-charge?rq=cyberstalking
Approaches to Evidence Collection www.techsafety.org/survivor-considerations
Evidence Collection Series: Spoofing Calls and Messages www.techsafety.org/spoofing-evidence?rq=cyberstalking
Aequitas www.aequitasresource.org Focused on developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices related to gender-based violence and human trafficking.
The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) www.stalkingawareness.org SPARC is an initiative of Aequitas that ensures that first responders and other allied professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking. Information and links to tools for stalking victims/survivors, including links to a stalking incident log (English and Spanish), safety planning strategies and other resources are available on SPARC’s website at https://www.stalkingawareness.org/what-to-do-if-you-are-being-stalked/.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges www.ncjfcj.org/ Provides training, technical assistance, and policy development on issues of family violence. Publications on domestic violence, supervised visitation, child abuse, and child custody and visitation are available.
Futures Without Violence www.futureswithoutviolence.org Works to prevent and end violence against women and children through training, education, policy development and public action campaigns.
Battered Women’s Justice Project www.bwjp.org Provides expertise, technical assistance, training, and resources through a number of project initiatives and within selected topics, including: domestic violence and firearms, improving criminal justice responses, advocacy for active military and veterans, probation response, protective orders and full faith and credit, and domestic violence informed child custody decision making.
Legal Momentum www.legalmomentum.org Targeted litigation, policy advocacy, education and research to help shape laws and policies that affect gender equality and ensure they are properly implemented and enforced. Legal Momentum works with public and private employers on workplace and domestic violence issues, so that they can provide needed accommodations for survivors and deal effectively with perpetrators. Legal Momentum’s Helpline (see website or call 212-925-6635, ext. 650) is a resource for women seeking pro bono legal information, assistance, and referrals on a range of issues related to the rights of women and girls.
International Association of Chiefs of Police https://www.theiacp.org/ Professional organization for police leaders that offers publications, training, protocols and tools to promote progressive, effective and responsible policing.
American Probation and Parole https://www.appa-net.org/eweb/ Offers information related to domestic violence and sexual assault for community corrections personnel.
Peace at Work http://peaceatwork.org/ Information and resources related to workplace violence.
Crash Override Network http://www.crashoverridenetwork.com/ A crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing online abuse.
Additional Fact Sheets, Tools and Resources
Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) http://www.cdar.uky.edu/CoerciveControl/sharp.html A research-based online tool to help assess the “big picture” of a stalking situation, to educate about risks and offer safety suggestions. Created by TK Logan, Ph.D. Robert Walker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., and Jeb Messer, B.A. (9/11/13).
Tracking the Stalker (PDF) with sample log http://www.stalkingprotectionorder.org/assets/docs/TrackingtheStalkerTKLogan.pdf
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Advocates)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Judges)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Law Enforcement)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Victims)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Friends)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Probation and Parole)
STALKING: Connecting the Dots! (For Mental Health Professionals)
Partner Abuse: Looking Beyond Physical Assault to Coercive Control (For Health Care Providers)
What Police Need to Know About Stalking (Police Beat Magazine, April, 2010)
www.stalkingprotectionorder.org/ A resource for people who are being stalked by non-intimate partners; Washington state and national resouces listed.
www.stalkingmuststop.org Training resource created by Debbie Riddle, surviving sister of stalking victim Peggy Klinke.
www.towardsthesun.org Artist organization founded to educate people about sexual assault, domestic violence and dating abuse.
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/campus-safety-guide Campus safety guide.
Research, Reports and Presentations: Links
Understanding Civil Protective Order Effectiveness, Barriers, and Arguments: Justice or Just a Piece of Paper (Civil Court Responses to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (2019), Chapter 2, TK Logan)
Research on Partner Stalking: Putting the Pieces Together
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/datasources/nisvs/index.html An ongoing survey that collects the most current and comprehensive national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization in the U.S.
The Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study (2009) https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228350.pdf
Civil Protective Orders: Justice or Just A Piece of Paper (TK Logan):
Perspectives on Civil Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases: The Rural and Urban Divide
Vermont Workplace Violence Study (2011) https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/VTDV_WorkplaceStudy2012.pdf