Illinois Stalking Advocacy Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization and is the first and only agency in Illinois whose sole focus is on stalking and assisting those being stalked with or without a prior relationship with their stalker. Illinois Stalking Advocacy Center was formed to ensure no victim is left without resources to gain control of their lives and move forward by providing court advocacy, safety planning and referral services.
Stalking is a dangerous crime that affects an estimated 7.5 million women and men each year. Stalking— generally defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear—is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and the federal government. As many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime and most often the stalker is someone the victim knows—an acquaintance, a relative, or a current or former intimate partner. Stalking is unpredictable and dangerous. No two stalking situations are alike. There are no guarantees that what works for one person will work for another, yet victims can take steps to increase their safety.
Stalking. Know it. Name it. Stop it.