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MOCADSV Responds to SCOTUS Rulings and the Impact on Survivors

Counterman V. Colorado The Supreme Court of the United States decided in Counterman v. Colorado that the conviction of a Colorado man who received a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for stalking would be thrown out. The implications of this court ruling will have impacts on how future stalking cases proceed, including jurisdictions requiring evidence that offenders understood the threatening nature of

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Missouri Extends Medicaid Postpartum Benefits

New Missouri legislation will extend Medicaid postpartum care from 60 days to one year. Gov. Mike Parson signed SB45 on July 6, providing extended coverage for pregnant individuals. The extended time period will provide Medicaid users with the greater opportunity to receive treatment for a wide variety of health conditions. The extension of benefits will go into effect on August

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MOCADSV Testifies in Support of House Bill 1135

My name is Cheryl Robb-Welch, and I am the CEO of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. MOCADSV represents almost every domestic and sexual violence service provider in the state. Thank you to the bill’s sponsor, Representative Del Taylor, for recognizing the gap in the law that continues to threaten the lives of victims of domestic violence, and

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Free Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Posters

Each year, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) is launching an awareness campaign to educate Missourians of their rights under the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. This bill initially passed in 2020, but required some legislative fixes that led to a slower rollout of any awareness

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MOmentum Live Podcast

MOCADSV has officially launched our podcast, MOmentum Live! This interview and discussion-style podcast features advocates and thought-leaders across Missouri who are united under our shared goal of ending rape and abuse in Missouri. The podcast is produced by MOCADSV from our monthly Facebook Livestream events. Our first full season is out now with all of the guests from 2022. The podcast

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Federal Funding Increases for Programs Serving Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

At the end of 2022, President Biden passed a large spending bill that included significant increases to many funding sources that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and harassment. MOCADSV thanks our national coalition partners, champions in Congress, and advocates across the country for their work in getting these important increases to funding across the finish

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