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MCADSV is pleased to announce we're hiring for two Member Services Specialist positions. Member Services Specialist Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence seeks two organized, self-directed and motivated professionals. The primary responsibilities include responding to questions ... Read More
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The applause had subsided and the 1200-person standing ovation had morphed into a 1200-person exodus. I could sense a level of emotional exhaustion in the crowd as the air became thick with small talk to compensate for the discomfort. A kind gentleman, the donor and physician with whom I shared a ta... 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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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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The National Network to End Domestic Violence, in partnership with Verison, has established a program for survivors to improve their credit score through a micro-lending program. The Independence Project is a resource for advocates and domestic violence programs across the United States to work with... Read More
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Lawmakers who are voting for bills that set a presumption for 50/50 shared parenting time in all custody cases are not looking with 20/20 vision at the negative impact on victims of domestic violence and their children. MCADSV opposes these bills; HCS House Bill 1667, House Bill 2591 and SCS Senate ... 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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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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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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Three bills making their way through the state legislature would require schools offering sexuality education to incorporate information about consent, sexual harassment and sexual violence in course materials. Currently, schools that teach sex education are required to teach students eight guidelin... Read More
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