Friday, January 16, 2009

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

"January 21, 2009—Join an Online Discussion Learn More about Addressing Technology and Stalking

On January 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), will present a Web Forum discussion with Michelle Garcia and Cindy Southworth on best practices for recognizing new technologies and addressing their affects on stalking. Ms. Garcia is Director of the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime. She previously served as President of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and President of the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has more than 15 years of experience working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and advocating for victims' rights on the local, state, and national levels. Ms. Southworth is the Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, where she works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in this digital age. Her efforts to end violence against women have spanned 18 years, with the past 10 focusing on how technology can be used to increase victim safety and how to hold stalkers accountable for their misuse of technology.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Garcia and Ms. Southworth and return on January 21 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
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