If you or someone you know has experienced stalking, assistance is AVAILABLE! Albany Law School is a member of a local consortion (along with two local colleges: The College of St. Rose & Siena College) on a “STOP ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN” Grant, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The grant has allowed us to assist YOU with the support and attention of five Abany community agency partners (FREE of CHARGE) . Click HERE to locate their contact information and for a printed copy of our U.S. Department of Justice Grant Brochure you may visit any restroom on campus OR stop by the security stations (in Building 1948 and 2000). Facts about stalking:
DID YOU KNOW?
A stalker can be almost anyone -from a partner or -former partner to -a stranger. Stalkers are obsessed by their target and can be very creative in the ways they disrupt their target’s life. Stalking is a repetitive pattern of unwanted attention, harassment, contact or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reseasonable person to feel fear.
~About 1.5 million people are stalked every year in the United States.
~25%-35% of all stalking cases involve violence.
~The rate of stalking victimization for females was 20 per 1000 women.
~7 per 1000 men will be stalked at least once during his lifetime.
~Stalking is a crime in every state.
~Stalking can include repeated phone calls; following; damage to property or homes; and any other action that controls, tracks or frightens someone.