Domestic Violence

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We feel safer when we think domestic violence happens somewhere else to someone else. In reality domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. IT'S NOT JUST PUNCHES & BLACK EYES
The legal aid programs have published a "Safety" Plan checklist for victims of domestic violence.  This checklist provides valuable information on how to "Stop the Violence" against you. Click on the pdf document below to learn more:
Revised 2014. An Order of Protection is a court form signed by a Judge that orders a person to stop harming, threatening, or intimidating you or your minor child. WHAT KINDS OF CONDUCT CAN AN ORDER OF PROTECTION STOP AN ABUSER FROM DOING?
The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADSV) is a centralized domestic and sexual violence clearinghouse for information and resources in Missouri.   To obtain more information about MCADSV you can clink on this link to go to their website. Also, MCDASV has published a valuable booklet entitled, "New 2021 Missouri Law."  The booklet provides information on laws to help survivors of sexual violence and sexual assault to understand the nature and dynamics of domestic violence.
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