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MCADSV is a centralized domestic and sexual violence clearinghouse for information and resources in Missouri. We develop and maintain monthly service reports, annual statewide assessments, research, and evaluations that illustrate Missouri's success and needs.

MCADSV publishes nationally and internationally recognized materials including statewide service statistics, tip sheets, how-to guides, and The Resource series, which covers a variety of advocacy topics from service provision to administration. Members have access to all of MCADSV’s publications. Click here to learn more about the different types of membership MCADSV offers.

MCADSV PUBLICATIONS and RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

 

Nature and Dynamics of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic ViolenceWhile domestic violence has certain similarities to other forms of family violence, it has certain unique characteristics. This book describes some of the forms of abuse, the use of power and control by abusers, how domestic violence affects children, the importance of empowerment and advocacy for survivors, and fundamental issues related to the judicial system.

This publication has sample safety plans and step-by-step information for obtaining Orders of Protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

To read the document without the watermark, download the PDF and open in Acrobat Reader. Although you won't see the watermark when viewing, the document will print with the watermark. If you need printed versions without a watermark, please purchase in the MCADSV store.

 

Comprender las características y las dinámicas de la Violencia DomésticaAunque la violencia domestica tiene ciertas semejanzas a otras formas de la violencia familiar, tiene características únicas. Este libro describe algunas formas del abuso, el uso de poder y control por los agresores, cómo la violencia domestica afecta a los niños, la importancia del empoderamiento y la defensa por los sobrevivientes y los asuntos fundamentales relacionado con el sistema judicial.

 

 

 

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Sexual ViolenceSexual violence is an intensely personal offense and a devastating psychological and/or physical attack that can leave the victim feeling a wide spectrum of emotions. This book discusses some of the forms of sexual violence, contributing sociocultural factors, the complex effects on survivors, empowerment and advocacy for survivors, and issues related to both the medical and judicial systems.

This publication has sample safety plans and step-by-step information for obtaining Orders of Protection for victims of sexual assault.

To read the document without the watermark, download the PDF and open in Acrobat Reader. Although you won't see the watermark when viewing, the document will print with the watermark. If you need printed versions without a watermark, please purchase in the MCADSV store.

 

Comprender las características y las dinámicas de la Violencia SexualLa violencia sexual es una ofensa intensamente personal y un ataque psicológico y/o físico devastador que puede causar un amplio espectro de emociones en la víctima. Este libro habla de algunas formas de la violencia sexual, los factores socioculturales, los efectos complejos en los sobrevivientes, el empoderamiento y la defensa por los sobrevivientes y los asuntos relacionado con los sistemas judicial y medical.

 

 

 

MCADSV Public Policy and Legislative Work

 
2017 New Missouri LawsMCADSV annually summarizes changes in Missouri law related to domestic violence, sexual violence, court and criminal proceedings and other bills of interest to its member programs.

 

 

 

2017 Criminal LawsThe majority of Missouri’s crime laws, known as the “Criminal Code,” were updated as a whole during the 2014 session of the Missouri General Assembly. The legislation went into effect as law on January 1, 2017. The bill that revised the Criminal Code, Senate Bill 491, contained nearly 1,000 pages of revisions to laws to correct many internal conflicts, mistakes and inconsistencies that had occurred during the past three decades.

 

  

Developments in Missouri Gun Laws 2016-2017This MCADSV White Paper contains information on Missouri’s gun laws as well as federal firearm laws. Significant changes to Missouri gun laws went into effect in 2016 and 2017. These made it legal in Missouri to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, thereby allowing domestic violence offenders and those with full Orders of Protection against them to carry concealed weapons. Changes in Missouri firearms law also enacted “stand your ground” provisions and expanded the situations in which a person could use deadly force against another individual.

 

 

MCADSV Legislative HistoryThis overview of Missouri’s domestic and sexual violence laws shows the changes and development of such laws since the Coalition’s beginnings in 1980 and its move to a dual domestic and sexual violence coalition in 2006.

 

 

 

 

MCADSV Annual Report

2016 MCADSV Annual ReportEach year, MCADSV details its goals, achievements and finances in a public report as a measure of accountability to members, funders and government and agency partners.


 

 

 

Statistics, Research and Data

The Latest in Data - August 2017
This presents a compilation of the most recent statistics and research findings available on domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. All information comes from national and state governmental agencies or peer-reviewed research published by reputable sources.

 

 

 

2016 MCADSV Member Programs' Domestic and Sexual Violence StatisticsOne of MCADSV’s ongoing priorities is educating the general public about domestic and sexual violence. Part of that work is compiling annual statistics on the work our member programs do, demographic information about individuals provided with life-saving services in Missouri as well as unmet requests for services.

The data in the annual Statistics publication is drawn from monthly services reports submitted to MCADSV by member programs providing domestic and sexual violence services throughout Missouri. The publication, known among MCADSV members as “the Stat Sheet,” also details the statewide results from the 2016 one-day national census of domestic violence services, Domestic Violence Counts, and the results from a week-long 2016 census of sexual violence services provided in Missouri, MCADSV’s Sexual Violence Counts.

 

 

Service Standards for MCADSV Member Programs

MCADSV Standards for Domestic Violence ProgramsThese standards and guidelines were developed by MCADSV and its members to assist domestic violence programs in providing quality services and implementation of best practices. They cover core services provided to victims of domestic violence.

 

 

 

MCADSV Standards for Sexual Violence ProgramsThese standards and guidelines were developed by MCADSV and its members to assist sexual violence programs in providing quality services and implementation of best practices. They cover core services provided to victims of sexual violence.

 

 

 

Service Standards and Guidelines for Batterer Intervention ProgramsService Standards and Guidelines for Batterer Intervention Programs: These standards and guidelines were developed to assist batterer intervention programs that work specifically with men who batter women.


 

 

 

General MCADSV Publications

How the Earth Didn't Fly Into the Sun: Missouri's Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence SheltersThis manual details the concerns, suggestions and philosophy behind Missouri’s “Shelter Rules Project,” a living laboratory experience to reduce rules used in residential domestic violence programs. This includes the history of the project, examples of common challenges and successes, and logistics of implementation used by the MCADSV member programs who volunteered for this project.

 

 

MCADSV: The Missouri ModelThis explains the process of MCADSV’s practical, low-cost model to address identified issues related to providing woman-defined advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.