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The Missouri General Assembly adjourned its 2019 legislative session on May 17 after a last week of Senate filibusters prevented final votes on several bills of interest to MCADSV. Legislators passed a total of 101 bills, including two MCADSV priority bills that passed during the final days of the s... Read More
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The MCADSV offices are open with normal staffing and hours. All previously scheduled events will still occur. The MCADSV building was unaffected by the tornado that struck Jefferson City on 5/22/19. Our offices are located just down the street, and in-between, the areas shown on news coverage of t... Read More
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Laws from the 2018 legislative session, along with ballot measures from the November election, took effect on January 1, 2019: The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released a poster aimed at combating human trafficking in Missouri. Legislation requiring DPS to deliver the human traffick... Read More
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Missouri’s ranking as 7th in the nation in the number of women murdered by men was part of a public policy presentation by MCADSV’s CEO, Colleen Coble, to more than 100 health care providers and advocates for women’s health who attended the 16th annual Missouri Health Policy Summit... Read More
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The most extensive revisions and updates in decades were made to Missouri law on the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) program in the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The changes expand who can receive compensation, update the processes by which the compensation program operates, and remove ... Read More
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In 2017 volunteers at Missouri domestic and sexual violence programs logged 173,628 hours of service, equating to $3,125,304 based on the federal rate of $18/hour. MCADSV welcomed advocates from around Missouri this week to a training addressing the challenges and successes of volunteer recruitment,... Read More
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Good answers come from asking the right questions. The composite data contained in the  2017 MCADSV Member Programs’ Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics annual report informs the right questions to ask about how we all might advance the movement to prevent and address rape and abuse i... Read More
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MCADSV this week joined hundreds of other anti-violence, human rights and faith-based organizations asking for Congressional and federal administrative action for families seeking asylum at our borders and to reverse the U.S Attorney General’s decision to deny asylum to victims of domestic vio... Read More
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April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and teach individuals how to prevent it in their communities. This year’s theme is Embrace Your Voice. Social Media Awareness The National Sexual V... Read More
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to raise awareness about developmental disabilities and teach the importance of inclusion in every aspect of life. A person is not their disability. A person with a developmental disability is different than a development... Read More
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