How Does Technology Impact Violence Against Women Crimes?

Last week, the IACP’s National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women team was in San Jose, CA at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net’s 1st Annual Technology Summit. The Summit was attended by victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement, and criminal justice system partners from across the nation. Attendees received extensive information on computer and cell phone spyware and spoofing, evidence collection in technology-assisted violence against women crimes, emerging technologies to support victims, and much more.

The Safety Net Project has changed the way the violence against women field addresses technology and intimate partner violence. The Summit attendees engaged with technologists and technology companies to discuss how advocates and services providers, including law enforcement, can work together to better protect victims and hold offenders accountable. For more information about how the Safety Net project can assist and support law enforcement, as well as toolkits, materials, and more information, please visit the Safety Net webpage.

If you have questions about the IACP’s Violence Against Women efforts, please contact Michael Rizzo, IACP Project Manager, at

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