The Safety Net Project develops resources and information on the use of technology for agencies and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. The toolkits below contain helpful information for victim service agencies and survivors.
For more information about these toolkits, see the longer descriptions below. For additional resources on general technology safety, please visit the resources page on our main website, the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking often need information on how to be safe while using technology. This toolkit contains safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors on the use of technology. While they are not responsible nor can they control the abusers’ actions, with knowledge and understanding, survivors can take back some control and strategize for their own safety. This toolkit was created through a grant from the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime & Office on Violence Against Women.
This toolkit is a collection of information and resources on the confidentiality and privacy obligations for programs that receive U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women grants that serve victims of violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
The Legal Systems Toolkit helps legal system stakeholders (law enforcement, attorneys, court personnel, community corrections officers, and others) identify privacy and safety options, what technology evidence is relevant to a case, and how to use technology evidence to hold offenders accountable.
The way domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victim service agencies use technology can impact the security, privacy, and safety of the survivors who access their services. This toolkit contains recommended best practices, policy suggestions, and handouts on the use of common technologies. This toolkit was created through a grant from the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime & Office on Violence Against Women.
The App Safety Center provides tips, information, and resources for the safe development and use of smartphone apps addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, and stalking. The creation of this Center was made possible with generous support from Verizon.