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Several MCADSV priority bills received broad, bipartisan support and advanced during April. This included legislation to increase housing rights for domestic and sexual violence victims by allowing them to terminate leases—a measure that was passed unanimously by the Missouri Senate and was ad... 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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Several MCADSV priority bills gained momentum and support during March, and the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget passed the House with no funding reductions in grant programs for domestic and sexual violence services. Two long-sought measures advanced during the month when committees passed bills that ... Read More
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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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