Recognizing and Responding to Stalking
Thursday, January 21st, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Eastern
In honor of National Stalking Awareness Month, this webinar focuses on recognizing and responding to stalking as a distinct crime as well as a co-occurring victimization.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify (and help victims and survivors identify) stalking in the context of interpersonal violence and sexual assault or as a unique victimization
- Recognize the impacts of stalking on victims and survivors
- Consider strategies for responding to stalking, including reporting options, documentation and technology safety
Elaina Roberts is the Program Attorney for the Stalking Resource Center (SRC) at the National Center for Victims of Crime. The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. The Stalking Resource Center envisions a future in which the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners will effectively collaborate and respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold offenders accountable.
As the Program Attorney for the Stalking Resource Center, Elaina provides technical assistance and training on all aspect of stalking to law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other professionals. She also conducts legal research and analysis on current state and federal stalking laws, case law, and legislation. Prior to joining the SRC, Elaina was an Assistant District Attorney in Albuquerque, NM where she prosecuted cases in the Violent Crimes, Community Crimes, and Metro Divisions. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, New Mexico, and Texas. Elaina obtained her J.D. from Baylor Law School and her B.S. from Texas Christian University.