LARC DVS is seeking compassionate applicants for our Client Services Advocate/Police Response Advocate Coordinator position. Team members in this role will provide advocacy and support to victims of crime: domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. This position is 35 hours per week, with paid vacation, sick, and holidays, in addition to other available benefits. Qualified applicants must have an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Applicants must be professional, self-starting, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Minimum of two-years of college education and/or an associate's degree required. Bi-lingual skills preferred.
To apply, please contact Lori at LARC DVS, 111 E 2nd Street, Liberal KS, 620-624-3079, firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
January 2018: National Stalking Awareness Month
What is stalking?
While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a
course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Facts about Stalking:
7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know:
61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner
25% of female victims and 32% of male victims are stalked by an acquaintance
46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week
About 1 in 5 of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger.
Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.
11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more.
Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and the Federal government.
Less than 1/3 of states classify stalking as a felony upon first offense.
More than 1/2 of states classify stalking as a felony upon second offense or subsequent offense or when the crime involves aggravating factors.
Aggravating factors may include: possession of a deadly weapon, violation of a court order or condition of probation/parole, victim under 16 years, or same victim as prior occasions.
[Matthew J. Breiding et al., “Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 63, No. 8 (2014): 7]
[Katrina Baum et al., (2009). "Stalking Victimization in the United States," (Washington, DC:BJS, 2009).]