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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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“Working as a sexual assault nurse is different. "It's nothing big or fancy — I just love it so much, being able to help the patients. I've been privileged to see how everything went and to be able to see them heal," Victoria Ross, sexual assault nurse examination coordinator at Cox Heal... Read More
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This Giving Tuesday, November 28, our supporters have an opportunity to be a part of a national effort to support local charities and nonprofits by making a gift to MCADSV. Giving Tuesday is a promotion in the vein of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to take the Holiday spirit... Read More
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Missouri is confronting a number of troubling trends in its criminal justice system that need to be addressed, including an uptick in violent crime, and the fast-growing female prison population in the country. Under the direction of the bipartisan Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force&mdas... Read More
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