What is Stalking?
Understanding the legal definition of stalking as well as different types of stalking and other unwanted behavior.
What is a Stalking Protection Order?
Why this legal tool was created and what it can—and cannot—do for you.
If you ever feel like you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger
Be aware that what you do on your phone or computer can be monitored by others.
If you are a victim or a target of someone who is threatening, harassing, or stalking you, take steps to protect your anonymity online.
About This Website
This website was created by the King County Prosecutor’s Office, with consultation from key partners, to serve as a resource for our community and for all people who are experiencing—or know someone who is experiencing—stalking.
The following stalking experts were consulted and their work appears throughout this site:
- The Stalking Resource Center – National Center for Victims of Crime
- TK Logan, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Kentucky, www.cdar.uky.edu/BHOS; founder, www.coercivecontrol.org
- Teri Faragher, MSW – President, OutrageUs, Inc. and founder, www.outrageus.org
Funding for this website is provided by the King County Violence Against Women STOP Grant (Grant Nos. 2014-WF-AX-0053 and 2015-WF-AX-0033), awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.
The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the developers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Grant funds are administered by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, Washington State Department of Commerce.
This site is updated periodically, but it’s always possible that content on this site is out of date. Please contact us if you see anything you think should be updated: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the stalking protection order process, please contact the King County District Court Webmaster:
- (206) 205-9200