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The passage of House Bill 1246 in the 2018 legislative session charged the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) to create posters displaying the national human trafficking website and hotline. The timeline for the posters was to have them created by January 1, 2019 and on display by March 1, 2... Read More
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Lawmakers need to hear from you. Look up your Missouri state Senator and Representative; share your personal experience and concerns with them. Title IX is a big part of how universities protect students and keep victims in college. House Bill 573 and its companion, Senate Bill 259, propose to impl... 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 Missouri State Auditor’s Office released a report on September 17 detailing Domestic Violence Shelter Funding through the collection and distribution of marriage and civil case filing fees. The report evaluated local management and operations practices for collecting fees and how consisten... Read More
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The City of Maplewood, a St. Louis municipality, can no longer consider domestic violence reports a nuisance, which at one time could trigger eviction. Previously, the city enforced a rule that more than two calls to police within 180 days for an incident of “peace disturbance or domestic viol... 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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A domestic violence homicide incident in Kansas City highlights that Missouri lawmakers should continue to work on bipartisan efforts to close loopholes that currently allow abusers to possess firearms when an Order of Protection is in effect. For more than 20 years, MCADSV has supported replicating... Read More
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On June 1, the distribution of what is termed “revenge porn” became a criminal offense in Missouri when legislation went into effect after it was signed into law by then-Gov. Eric Greitens on his last day in office. The law criminalizes actions that are commonly threatened and used by a... Read More
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Our collective advocacy led to a historic moment for MCADSV – a unanimous committee vote to pass a domestic violence firearm bill. For more than 20 years, MCADSV has supported replicating the federal firearm prohibitions for domestic violence offenders into state law yet the legislation was me... Read More
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