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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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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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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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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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Three bills making their way through the state legislature would require schools offering sexuality education to incorporate information about consent, sexual harassment and sexual violence in course materials. Currently, schools that teach sex education are required to teach students eight guidelin... Read More
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Legislation passed in 2017 by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Eric Greitens took effect August 28. MCADSV's publication, New 2017 Missouri Law, details the provisions in different areas of law most of interest to advocates working to prevent and end domestic violence, sexua... Read More
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After passing the fewest number of bills in almost 20 years, the Missouri General Assembly adjourned its 2017 legislative session on Friday, May 12. Only 54 bills, six resolutions and the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget bills were “truly agreed and finally passed” by Missouri lawmakers... Read More
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