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Lawmakers need to hear from you. Look up your Missouri state Senator; share your story and concerns with them. Survivors deserve a compromise. Changes in Missouri child custody and visitation laws in the 2016 legislative session created new guidelines for shared parenting yet the legislature did ... 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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The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, entitled, “Examining the Availability of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits at Hospitals in the United States.” The purpose of the hearing was to examin... Read More
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Ending sexual violence is a human rights and international issue. According to The New York Times, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns to end mass rape in war, condemned on Monday what they called the international community’s ind... 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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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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