for stalking victims.
"The term “stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress."
(Source: USA DOJ, OVC definition)
1 in 6 women, and 1 in 17 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime.
1 in 7 stalking victims report moving because of the stalking.
Stalking victims suffer much higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction than people in the general population.
Stalking victims fear not knowing what will happen next, they lose work, they lose jobs and sometimes stalking victims lose their lives.
Stalking is very rarely prosecuted due to the difficulty in proving the crime.
(Source: Stalking Prevention Awareness Resource Center 2020 Fact Sheet)
“As a retired police sergeant who has investigated and supervised thousands of cases, I know how powerful survivor stories are. By sharing their pain and heartbreak, they ensure we never forget why we do what we do. As the leader of a professional training organization, I also appreciate how survivors inspire us with their courage and resilience ‒ their sheer audacity of reimagining a better world. Anna Nasset achieves all this, but then pushes forward with passion, determination, and hard work to translate that vision to reality. Equal parts artist, warrior, and teacher, Ms. Nasset is helping transform our systems, both to prevent future victimization and improve our responses to all future survivors.”
- Sergeant Joanne Archambault (Retired, San Diego Police Department), Founder and Chief Executive Officer for End Violence Against Women International
Anna began her speaking career focusing on the subject of stalking. She is passionate to educate society on the crime of stalking and teach people to respond and help stalking victims. Since 2018 she has spoken at conferences, universities, military bases, and more about her experience of being a victim of stalking and how she was able to get successful prosecution. Through her case study to victim service professionals, legal, SHARP programs, and law enforcement Anna has taught thousands of people how to respond to stalking. She has also shone a light on the debilitating effects of stalking and how we can respond Anna has worked with student bodies, military bases, and corporations to be part of the solution.
Anna has since opened up her training catalog to other subjects surrounding victims rights and sexual assault. However, the subject of stalking is her passion and she is known as one of the few stalking experts in the USA. She shares her story and message in service and that her landmark case and victory will begin to create the standard for all victims of stalking.
“Anna’s bravery and courage is commendable. She has channeled her experience into being a champion for changing our collective response to stalking.”
- Jennifer Landhuis, Director, Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)
“Anna Nasset’s story is a must for anyone committed to victim centered justice reform. Ms. Nasset is survivor and leader on creating sound policy on sexual violence through her journey out of the darkness of her horrific experience as a victim of stalking, to one as an advocate, speaker, and trainer whose work is lifting up survivors and helping to ensure justice for victims.”
- Rep. Maxine Grad, Chair, Vermont House Committee on Judiciary, Vermont Legislature