National Stalking Resource Center Offers Training in Louisville on April 19

April 18, 2016

The Stalking Resource Center (SRC), a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is coming to Louisville on April 19.  Five experts on stalking and Kentucky stalking laws will present a full day of training for professionals who work with victims of stalking. An evening session is also scheduled with a local youth group to alert them to the signs and dangers of stalking. 

This event is co-hosted by the Office For Women, part of Louisville Metro Department of Community Services, and the Home of the Innocents (HOI) and will be held at the HOI campus, 1100 E. Market St., between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Topics covered include prevalence, technology, teenagers and dating relationships, changes in the laws and more.  Due to the popularity of the subject matter, the event is now full and registration is closed. 

The Stalking Resource Center trainers will be joined by Mary Savage, legal counsel for the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Catherine De Florio with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass.  More than 150 social workers, police officers, school counselors and other professionals who work with victims of stalking have registered to attend.

“Stalking is a crime in every state and according to federal statistics, Kentucky has the largest number of stalking victims in the nation”, stated Chris Owens, Director of Louisville Metro’s Office For Women. “The planning committee is very pleased to host the Stalking Resource Center training. Our goal is to provide those who work with stalking victims the best possible tools and information for their work.”

To learn more about the national Stalking Resource Center visit http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center.