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The Threat Is Inside The House

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What is the average length of partner stalking? 2.2 YEARS.   ABOUT THIS EVENT The Threat Is Inside The House Friends and family ask for assistance installing WiFi or configuring smart devices in the house. They are now asking for help ‘fixing my situation.’ The very same Internet of Things (IoT) which are installed for convenience can form a gilded,…

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Crossroads: The Intersection of Victims and Law Enforcement Advocacy

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The Newport News Police Department Domestic Violence Team (NNPD DV Team) is a newly implemented program in Newport News, Virginia, created under the vision of Chief Steve Drew. Located in NNPD Headquarters, and based out of the Special Victims Unit, the NNPD DV Team utilizes a multi-pronged approach to domestic violence: victim advocacy, law enforcement training, community partnerships, data analysis,…

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Cyber Stalking

Advice From a Cyber Stalked Survivor

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I am a survivor. I didn’t always see myself as a survivor. I used to be confused, scared, hurt, depressed… the adjectives are never-ending. I didn’t know what was happening to me or around me. Most of the abuse and harassment were cyberattacks, not even under his name. Most of it had no name attached, some came from names of…

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What's After COVID-19

What Happens After COVID-19?

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I am a planner. Having been subjected to domestic abuse and having to put a safety plan in place (more than once), I am one that is always looking into the future, playing through as many potential scenarios as possible, planning for worst-case scenarios, then living for the best. With so many news outlets now talking about the rise in…

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