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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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The 2018 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly convened on January 3. MCADSV will, as always, continue its mission-focused public policy advocacy in a non-partisan manner. January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, and Sex Trafficking Awareness month in Misso... Read More
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The MCADSV office will be closed December 25 & 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018.   In this season of peace, the staff of MCADSV sends our gratitude to all the advocates in our membership. Your advocacy continues to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of survivors throughout... Read More
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Half of all homeless women and children become homeless while trying to escape abusive situations. The inverse is also true, homeless individuals experience high levels of abuse before, during and after episodes of homelessness and often are victimized by multiple perpetrators in their lifetimes. T... Read More
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