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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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The Right Is Misusing the Word “Grooming,” and It Can Have Serious Consequences

This letter was originally published in Teen Vogue. MOCADSV signed onto the letter.    As survivors of sexual violence and advocates for survivors, we know exactly how precious and vital it is to be safe in our homes and our bodies, and how much is lost when that safety is violated by people who claim to love and protect us.

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Upholding Missourians’ Right to Contraception

It’s not news to some that in communities throughout Missouri there have been restrictions on access to emergency contraception by faith-based hospitals and pharmacies. MOCADSV is gravely concerned that if more hospitals and pharmacies stop providing access to emergency contraception the ramifications of these decisions will again be placed on the shoulders of victims who need the best from Missouri,

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MOCADSV Responds to the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Decision

MOCADSV is devastated by the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This decision effectively ends the almost 50-year-old constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., largely leaving abortion rights up to the individual states. MOCADSV has, and always will, stand with survivors of domestic and sexual

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LGBTQ+ Resources in Kansas City

We are deeply saddened by the closure of our former MOCADSV member agency, the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, which leaves Kansas City and the surrounding area without domestic and sexual violence resources specifically aimed at serving the LGBTQ+ community. However, other crisis resources and LGBTQ+ organizations still exist in the area. The list below is from an article in the

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Redistricting in Missouri: District Changes in a Mid-term Election Year

Updated on May 19, 2022 - Even-numbered years are typically viewed as the most important election years and typically have the largest voter turnout, because of presidential and congressional elections. Alternately, the 2022 election year is known as the “mid-term” because the president is not on the ballot but some congressional delegates are decided. The mid-term August primary, and November

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