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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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MCADSV’s member organizations are available to help victims during the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout Missouri, MCADSV member organizations that provide help to victims of domestic and sexual violence are committed to providing the best services to victims in their communities. You can find and ... 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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For the first time since 1997, the Supreme Court of Missouri will hear a case that could allow for more survivors of sexual abuse to bring negligence claims against religious entities. On Dec. 31, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri transferred the case, John Doe 122 v.... 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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Attorney General Schmitt announced at press conferences, in both Columbia and Kansas City, the results of a statewide inventory of all untested sexual assault kits as part of the SAFE Kits Initiative within the Office of the Attorney General. As a result of the inventory, which was an extensive revi... 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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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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