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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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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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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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This Giving Tuesday, November 28, our supporters have an opportunity to be a part of a national effort to support local charities and nonprofits by making a gift to MCADSV. Giving Tuesday is a promotion in the vein of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to take the Holiday spirit... Read More
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As reported in an October Jefferson City News Tribune article, advocates who provide many different types of services throughout Missouri are working to change how they respond to individuals who have experienced trauma—ultimately changing the question from "what's wrong?" to "what happened?" ... Read More
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