missouri kids first

selbstfotografiert / Wikimedia Common

Advocates for child sex abuse victims are urging the Missouri Legislature to renew a funding increase for their social services.

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.
The centers conduct forensic interviews and sexual assault exams on children that can help make a legal case against their perpetrators.

nsopw.gov

A bill in the Missouri House would exempt people convicted of non-contact offenses from having to register with the National Sex Offender Registry.