The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)

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The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) is a federally funded project providing education and resources about the crime of stalking. SPARC aims to enhance the response to stalking by educating the professionals tasked with keeping stalking victims safe and holding offenders accountable. SPARC ensures that allied professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking.

As a comprehensive national resource center, SPARC takes a multifaceted approach to equipping service providers and criminal justice responders with the information and resources they need to better serve victims and survivors of stalking. This includes:

  • Providing in-person and online training to responders on recognizing and responding to stalking. 
  • Creating discipline-specific materials and guidance. 
  • Offering individualized technical assistance and policy/protocol development for professionals in the field.
  • Sharing information on stalking’s prevalence, impacts, and dynamics – including how it affects marginalized communities and intersects with other crimes and victimizations. 
  • Empowering stalking awareness efforts through National Stalking Awareness Month and resources for awareness educators.

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