SPARC Judicial Officer Guide: Responding to Stalking (July 5, 2022) [pdf]

This judicial officer guide developed by SPARC and NIWAP is designed to help state court judges identify, understand and assess the risks of stalking and stalking behaviors courts see evidence of in the family, civil and criminal cases over which judges preside. This resource discusses co-occurring and interconnected crimes and recommends how judges can document and make findings about stalking and coercive control in state court orders. This guide includes useful charts and tables including a comparison of stalking, coercive control, and battering or extreme cruelty (the immigration law definition of domestic violence). This resource is designed to be used together with the Judicial Officer Bench Card: Stalking.