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Safety Net Project

Safety Net Project logoTechnology helps victims and their children successfully flee violent batterers, stalkers and rapists. But  what millions don't realize is the dangerous and potentially lethal sides of various technologies in the hands of abusers and perpetrators.  NNEDV's Safety Net: Safe & Strategic Technology Project addresses how technology impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims by:

  • Educating victims, their advocates and the general public on ways to use technology strategically to help find safety and escape domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse;
  • Training law enforcement, social services, coordinated community response teams and others how to hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology to impersonate, harass, stalk, surveil, and threaten.
  • Advocating for strong local, state, national and international policies and practices that ensure the safety, privacy and civil rights of all victims and survivors.

NNEDV's Safety Net Project addresses how technology can be harnessed successfully to do effective outreach, intervention, and violence prevention work.

Since 2002, the Safety Net Project has trained more than 50,000 advocates, police, prosecutors and others.  Read more


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Safety Net Project

August 29, 2013

The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence present an exciting training event:  The Use of Technology... Read More ▹

Safety Net Project

October 10, 2012

NNEDV launched its Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence and stalking victim service organizations.  The unique and innovative toolkit... Read More ▹

Safety Net Project

February 27, 2012

As part of the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters, NNEDV's Safety Net Project hosted a full day Institute on Technology: Violence Against Women in the Digital Age. Presenters illustrated ways that... Read More ▹

Safety Net Project

May 31, 2011

Sen. Al Franken (D) of Minnesota, met with representatives from a variety of Minnesota agencies that are concerned for the safety and privacy of victims with the use of modern technology. On Tuesday, May 10,... Read More ▹

Safety Net Project

December 7, 2010

NNEDV announced that it is joining Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, becoming one of five organizations from North America and Europe to be a part of the group. NNEDV’s Safety Net Technology Project experts... Read More ▹