The Mobile Tracking Emergency Response System is designed as GPS enabled intervention strategy to address the need to enhance the safety of individuals identified at risk of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or criminal harassment. MTERS is an example of a collaborative effort to enhance the mechanisms and strategies for safety for victims at risk of personal danger arising out of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
Safety planning is a form of intervention that can make a very real difference for victims of crime. For some victims, the initial impact is heightened by an ever present and real fear of continuing violence. It is for these victims who are being stalked, assaulted, threatened and intimidated that safety planning is essential. The mobile tracking device may be an important additional component to a full safety plan.