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On Sunday, March 21, the Missouri Supreme Court issued an Order to the courts in Missouri to announce the following: A suspension of all in-person court proceedings throughout Missouri until April 17, 2020 (this may be extended if circumstances warrant). Judges may use their discretion i... Read More
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MCADSV members advocate at the Missouri Capitol on priority legislation. MCADSV member agencies met with legislators every week in February as part of Missouri Capitol Advocacy Days. Discussions focused on MCADSV priority legislation and the impact of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. Members ... Read More
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The 2020 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly convened Jan. 8. The five-month session will conclude May 15. Gov. Mike Parson delivered his State of the State speech on Jan. 15 and released his proposed state FY2021 budget. House and Senate appropriations committee hearings began the ... Read More
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Big changes are coming to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that will affect all areas of Missouri. WIC will be moving away from printed paper checks to an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will be making the transition in pilot ph... Read More
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As Latinx Heritage month comes to a close, we honor Latinx survivors and advocates who are a part of Missouri’s movement to end rape and abuse. Como el mes de herencia Latinx, honramos a los sobrevivientes y asesores Latinxs/Hispanos por ser parte de la movida de Missouri para poner fin a la ... Read More
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The month of October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We devote the month of October to raising awareness and support for survivors, and the advocates who provide life-changing, life-saving services in their communities. We also want to raise awareness about domestic vi... Read More
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Legislation passed in the 2019 general legislative session and signed by Gov. Parson took effect and became new Missouri law on August 28 (unless otherwise noted). MCADSV’s public policy team oversaw priority legislation successfully pass, and kept harmful legislation from moving forward. Hou... Read More
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The Missouri Times reported that Missouri was awarded nearly $700,000 in federal disaster relief funding. These funds are supporting free, confidential “Show Me Hope” counseling and mental health services in declared disaster area counties. In addition to face-to-face counseling, there a... Read More
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Because of its location, Missouri is prone to severe weather. The spring floods of this year have affected several counties, and though water levels are beginning to recede, Missouri remains at risk of experiencing damaging floods in coming months. Snowpack melt from northern states and summer thund... Read More
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The passage of House Bill 1246 in the 2018 legislative session charged the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) to create posters displaying the national human trafficking website and hotline. The timeline for the posters was to have them created by January 1, 2019 and on display by March 1, 2... Read More
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