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Increasing Survivor Safety through Technology (ISST): Developing & Launching a Mobile Application for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $249,998)

The purpose of this project is to increase survivor safety through technology by developing and launching a national mobile application (mobile app) that will help domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking survivors and victim service providers understand and identify technology misuse, learn how to use technology safely and privately, navigate the criminal justice system, and connect to critical survivor-centered resources and help. Users will be able to determine which technology is being misused to monitor or eavesdrop on the victim, learn safety strategies to mitigate the control and access available survivor centered resources. Users and victim service providers will be able to discover what types of crimes the monitoring and harassment might fall under and what recourses are available. Victims will be able to articulate how they are being monitored, harassed, and stalked and report it to the criminal justice system if they choose to do so. The mobile app will connect victims to resources including national hotlines, national legal resources; other national organizations, and state/domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions for help and assistance. The grantee will partner with 3Advance, a mobile app development firm, to develop and launch this proposed app.ca/ncf

Date Created: September 29, 2014