Evolving innovations in information and communication technology create new tools for stalkers. Join this webinar - Monday, January 30, 2017 at noon EST - to discuss how perpetrators use various technologies to stalk, how to document technology misuse, and how to work with victims to enhance their safety. The Safety Net Project will focus on basic information about technology misuse and risks; the Stalking Resource Center will cover some legal and evidentiary issues. We’ll conclude with ways to integrate technology concerns into safety planning.
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- Understand common ways that various technologies are misused by stalkers.
- Identify key legal and evidentiary issues in technology facilitated stalking.
- Incorporate basic questions about technology into work with survivors.
National Alliance Members: Free
Toby Shulruff works at the intersection of technology and sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking as a senior technology safety specialist with the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She has worked with advocates on the national, state, territory, tribal and local levels to strengthen organizations, advance systems coordination, improve services for survivors and prevent violence since 1997.
Elaina Roberts is the legal director for the Stalking Resource Center (SRC) at the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, D.C. Elaina provides technical assistance and training on all aspects of stalking to judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, victim service providers, and other allied professionals. She conducts legal research and provides analyses on state and federal stalking laws, case law, and legislation. Previously Elaina was an assistant district attorney in Albuquerque, N.M., where she prosecuted primarily domestic violence cases, many of which involved stalking behaviors, in the Violent Crimes, Community Crimes, and Metro divisions.