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Medicaid Expanded in Missouri: Apply Now!

August 12, 2021 - Earlier this week, Cole County Judge Jon Beetem ruled the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) cannot deny enrollment into Medicaid for Missourians who qualify under expansion. Although Missourians voted to expand Medicaid in August 2020, the state legislature refused to fund it, which led to a court case to resolve the issue. The latest and

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MOCADSV Condemns Racial Violence

July 1, 2021 - The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) 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 violence. We reflect on the legacy of violence in

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Teen Dating Violence

What is Teen Dating Violence? Teen dating violence (TDV) is a pattern of behavior that includes physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse used by one person in an intimate relationship to exert power and control over another. TDV is generally defined as occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old. Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs

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Human Trafficking

MCADSV is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovation in tackling the chronic questions and problems faced by local advocates in providing services to all survivors. MCADSV works in partnership with a diverse community that is developing services and responses to all forms of human trafficking in Missouri.  Our collaborative partnerships include trafficking survivors, service providers, faith-based groups, legislators, the

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The Supreme Court of Missouri Provides New Guidance for Courts

July 28, 2020 - On July 24, 2020 the Supreme Court of Missouri modified its earlier COVID-19 Court Operational Directives. These Directives will go into effect on August 1, 2020. The modifications to the previous Operational Directives are as follows:  The presiding judge or the chief judge has to make efforts to communicate to other judges and attorneys in their circuit the

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

June 22, 2020 - 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 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) status. The Supreme

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