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What is SPARC?

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July 2021

This short video, one in a series of videos that address issues in the criminal justice system’s processing of cases under state stalking laws and the provision of services to stalking victims, explains the work of the federally funded Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC). 


In this video, the executive director of SPARC summarizes the mission and resources provided by SPARC. Through funding from the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Violence Against Women, SPARC acts as the national resource that provides training and technical assistance related to understanding the nature of and preventing stalking, the development of legislation to counter stalking, the enforcement of stalking laws, and the provision of services to stalking victims. SPARC’s training and resourcing methods are briefly described.    

Date Published: July 22, 2021