Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop It.
January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017
January marks National Stalking Awareness Month. Each year in the United States, 7.5 million individuals are stalked. It’s a crime that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities, and is often a component of domestic violence. Year-round, La Casa works to support those who experience stalking from an intimate partner—the most common and most dangerous type of stalking—and to raise awareness of a crime often perceived as something that only happens between strangers. Here are some common misconceptions on stalking:
MYTH: Stalking is annoying but not illegal.
FACT: Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
MYTH: You can’t be stalked by someone you’re dating.
FACT: If your “friend” tracks your every move in a way that causes you fear, that is stalking.
Click here to learn more about stalking. Follow us on social media as we focus on how batterers use stalking, both physically and digitally, to control their partners. Through education, we can learn how to best support victims of stalking, and be stronger in our efforts to hold stalkers accountable for their illegal actions.