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Stalking awareness month being being observed

t’s an issue that’s right here, right now and it happens over and over again—stalking in Central Nebraska. January is stalking awareness month. SASA Crisis Center offenders reoffend 60 percent of the time, even after the court intervenes. In fact, one in 6 women, and one in 19 men will fall victim. Executive Director Jamie Manzer says she’s encouraged and excited by new legislation introduced in the legislature to address stalking and harassment. The bill, sponsored by Danielle Conrad would separate the offenses, make stiffer penalties for prior violations and allow authorities to file charges for threats made via cell phone and internet from across state lines. The Stalking and harassment bill is one of the attorney general’s priorities outlined in his legislative package. For more information on stalking and harassment and for help, contact SASA Crisis Center.