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A Call To Action For Domestic Violence and Stalking Reform

575 Signatures Goal: 500




The domestic violence and stalking service community is currently a self-regulated system that is broken. Victims face enormous obstacles when trying to find assistance, and often when they reach out for help, they are overly-referred, turned away or denied service, from agencies that donot offer 'direct services' to victims, but continue to receive the lion's share of government funding.
The most critical point in the victimization cycle is when a victim reaches out for help. Without proper access to much needed services, victims are often unable to escape or survive the cycle of violence, and become disenfranchised by the very system put in place to protect them. Without help,Stalking victims are finding it necessary to ‘self-advocate’. While this may work for some, other victims that may be up against a psychologically aggressive perpetrator do need outside assistance from advocates that are trained to handle high-risk domestic violence and stalking cases.
It is crucial that funding is reallocated to organizations that provide direct and much-needed services for victims in order to prevent further violence, re-victimization and even homicide.
There is a solution, but we need public support as we work to make a difference and enact change. Help us as we urge policy-makers to reform the current system and take stalking and domestic violence reform seriously. Please sign and share this petition, and if you would like to learn more, or get involved with our reform efforts please visit Survivors In Action. Thank You!

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  • Jessica Korn
    Jessica Korn United States, Lancaster
    Feb 01, 2017
    Feb 01, 2017
    Please help.. please
  • DeAnn Maurice
    DeAnn Maurice United States, Old Saybrook
    Dec 03, 2016
    Dec 03, 2016
    I'm one of them...:'(
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 25, 2016
    Nov 25, 2016
    Love that you are bringing attention to cyberstalking and the limited resources
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 08, 2016
    Nov 08, 2016
    I've been granted a 2 year protective order, and in less than a month he's violated it four times. He's terrorizing me from behind a computer screen. I am afraid to talk to anyone as he's attacked me in every facet imaginable and has extended these attacks to both my personal and professional circles. Hiding behind anonymous email accounts, multiple VPN accounts, and accounts allowing him to spoof his number when calling so his number doesn't show. He's created numerous social media profiles pretending to be so he can make contact with friends and family trying to find out my number or where I am. The local DA has NO knowledge of the internet or how to investigate to show it's him. 5000 emails since Aug and after thousands of phone calls and five number changes it doesn't stop. A change needs to be made in making the internet safer as well. I am going to have to change my name and ssn due to the damage he's done not only physically and mentally to me as a person but to my name.
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