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On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in regards to three different cases set before the court last fall. These cases, while each unique in certain particulars, share the same outline of events: an employer fired a long-time employee after the employee revealed their ... Read More
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The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) condemns the violence of white supremacy and racism. We grieve the recent loss of life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, Tony McDade, as well as the countless black and brown lives lost to racist violen... Read More
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Significantly fewer bills were passed during the Missouri General Assembly’s six-week-shortened 2020 “corona-session," but an MCADSV priority bill was among those passed. Led by a bipartisan group of women lawmakers, legislators passed an omnibus bill to afford sexual assault victims new... Read More
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On May 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a new statewide Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This newest Order is effective May 16, 2020 and includes directives Missouri courts must follow as the state begins the process of reopening. As before, this Order may be extended should ... Read More
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Food Stamp/SNAP Online Purchasing will now allow Missouri SNAP recipients to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase eligible food through online retailers Amazon and Walmart. The Amazon and Walmart mobile apps are both live and accepting EBT payment. Though SNAP benefits can be... Read More
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As things are rapidly changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, coordination between government agencies and nonprofit social service providers are vital for communities. Listed below is guidance from federal, state, and local governments. Federal The Centers for Disease Control and Preventi... Read More
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On April 17, 2020 the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a new statewide Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This newest Order extends the suspension of all in-person court proceedings throughout Missouri until May 15, 2020. As before, this Order may be extended should circumstances warrant. Y... 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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