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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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Convened by MCADSV, MO-SART is a statewide team representing an interconnected network of providers and stakeholders collaborating on a statewide project to develop a comprehensive system of responses and ongoing care for sexual assault survivors in every Missouri community. The SAFE Kit Initiative... 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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Lawmakers need to hear from you. Look up your Missouri state Senator and Representative; share your personal experience and concerns with them. Title IX is a big part of how universities protect students and keep victims in college. House Bill 573 and its companion, Senate Bill 259, propose to impl... Read More
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Laws from the 2018 legislative session, along with ballot measures from the November election, took effect on January 1, 2019: The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released a poster aimed at combating human trafficking in Missouri. Legislation requiring DPS to deliver the human traffick... Read More
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The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, entitled, “Examining the Availability of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits at Hospitals in the United States.” The purpose of the hearing was to examin... Read More
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Ending sexual violence is a human rights and international issue. According to The New York Times, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns to end mass rape in war, condemned on Monday what they called the international community’s ind... Read More
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The City of Maplewood, a St. Louis municipality, can no longer consider domestic violence reports a nuisance, which at one time could trigger eviction. Previously, the city enforced a rule that more than two calls to police within 180 days for an incident of “peace disturbance or domestic viol... Read More
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