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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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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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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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