missouri kids first http://kbia.org en Funding sought for Mo. child sex abuse victims http://kbia.org/post/funding-sought-mo-child-sex-abuse-victims <p>Advocates for child sex abuse victims are urging the Missouri Legislature to renew a funding increase for their social services.</p><p>At issue is an increase of more than 20 percent in funding for child assessment centers that was included in the 2013 budget. That $500,000 increase brought the total funding for the centers to $2.8 million.<br>The centers conduct forensic interviews and sexual assault exams on children that can help make a legal case against their perpetrators.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:24:38 +0000 Associated Press 28434 at http://kbia.org Funding sought for Mo. child sex abuse victims Lawmaker wants limits on sex-offender list http://kbia.org/post/lawmaker-wants-limits-sex-offender-list <p>A bill in the Missouri House would exempt people convicted of non-contact offenses from having to register with the National Sex Offender Registry.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:16:00 +0000 9001 at http://kbia.org Lawmaker wants limits on sex-offender list