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ACS Trains Staff To Detect Stalking To Avert Child Abuse

Posted 2/25/19

Staff at the Administration for Children’s Services have recently begun learning how to identify stalking in order to help prevent domestic violence and connect survivors with resources as part of a collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.

The project was based on the city’s Coordinated Approach to Preventing Stalking program, which was launched in 2014 in Staten Island. Though 70 percent of domestic-violence survivors report being stalked, the number of stalking arrests was far lower, ENDGBV found. The agency worked with the NYPD to retrain law enforcement on what constitutes stalking and laws related to the issue.

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