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Tribal Law & Policy Institute | Stalking Charges: An Opportunity, Not an Afterthought

July 25 @ 12:00 pm CDT

July 25 at 12:00 pm

he prosecution of stalking (stalking – a crime now covered under VAWA 2022 Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction) will be discussed by Natalie Ivey from the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an Aequitas initiative and Jonathan H. Kurland, an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas. Stalking is pervasive. Every day, victims suffer immeasurable fear and distress over repeated, unwanted, and threatening conduct directed at them by their stalkers. Despite the frequency of stalking and its profound impact on victims, offenders are rarely held accountable by the criminal justice system. In this session, participants are challenged to adopt a new paradigm of offender behavior. By viewing an offender’s conduct against a victim through a holistic – rather than episodic – lens, participants learn how stalking charges can provide the critical link between seemingly isolated instances. Instead of considering stalking crimes to be too complex or as an afterthought to other offenses, participants will view these charges as key to holding offenders accountable for the full scope of their criminality.


Natalie Ivey (JD) is a Training and Criminal Justice Specialist for the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an Aequitas initiative.

Jonathan H. Kurland is an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas.


  • Identify stalking offenses and dynamics
  • Enhance the investigation and prosecution of stalking, both as a stand-alone offense and as a co-occurring offense
  • Increase the safety of stalking victims


July 25
12:00 pm CDT
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