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Nearly $400,000 Raised During 30th Annual Community Luncheon

Nearly $400,000 Raised During 30th Annual Community Luncheon

MOCSA's 30th Annual Community Luncheon inspired all who attended and the fundraiser raised nearly $400,000 to support survivors of sexual assault.  Expressing gratitude with a simple "thank you" feels inadequate. The incredible generosity of every single donor fills...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024

April is always a busy month for MOCSA staff and volunteers. Here are a few highlights from Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024. MOCSA’s Prevention team was invited to participate in the Kansas National Guard Chalk the Walk Event at Forbes Field to show solidarity...

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85 Volunteers Donate 11,579 Hours to MOCSA in 2023

85 Volunteers Donate 11,579 Hours to MOCSA in 2023

In 2023, 85 Volunteers donated 11,579 hours to MOCSA and went on 264 hospital activations. Their contributions are valued at $368,212 based on national averages of volunteer time. We could not do the work we do without their dedication and support. Here is a highlight...

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Victoria Pickering Reflects on the Last 8 Years at MOCSA

Victoria Pickering Reflects on the Last 8 Years at MOCSA

Please join us in saying farewell to Victoria Pickering, whose last day as Director of Advocacy was November 15. We thank her for over eight years of service to MOCSA and our community and wish her the very best of luck in her new position at End Violence Against...

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MOCSA Raises $234,000 With 19th Annual Fundraiser

MOCSA Raises $234,000 With 19th Annual Fundraiser

Thanks to the support of the Kansas City Community, MOCSA raised more than $234,000 during the 19th Annual Night Out With MOCSA at the Midland Theatre on Saturday, November 4th.Guests dressed in their best jazzy attire for a glamourous night filled with a live and...

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MOCSA in the news…

For media inquiries, please contact Debbie Frederiksen, Director of Communications, at or 816-285-1336.


Sept. 26 – Oak Grove chiropractor, accused of multiple sex crimes, out on $250,000 bond

Sept. 25 – Meet Michelle Rodriguez

Sept. 14 – Keep Them Coming: Boundaries and healing

Aug. 15 – Following arrest of accused serial rapist in Kansas City, new concern over safety of dating apps

Aug. 11 – Kansas City man facing 17 felony charges connected to 3 alleged incidents in May, June

Jun. 23 – ‘State’s unfortunate error’ leads to overturned conviction in Wyandotte County child molestation case

Jun. 1 – New Kansas law reforming statue of limitations for child sex abuse crimes goes into effect in July

May 13 – Kansas rape survivors received no notification about offender’s earlier release date

May 5 – Extra staff, technology helps KCPD Crime Lab drop case backlog by half

May 4 – Amid Jackson Mahomes headlines, MOCSA continues supporting survivors

May 4 – MOCSA’s director of advocacy discusses impact of high-profile sexual violence cases on survivors

Apr. 19 – ‘Waste of money and time’: Will KC end liquor card rule for bar, restaurant workers?  

Apr. 18 – ‘People want to see change’: Dozens canvass neighborhoods near 35th and Prospect to try and reduce crime

Apr. 14 – Grain Valley, Missouri police officer charged with sex acts with a teen

Apr. 13 – Monsees & Mayer Is Trauma Trained!

Apr. 12 – Grain Valley officer faces multiple felony charges following child sexual abuse investigation

Apr. 2 – Missouri lawmakers overwhelmingly support banning pelvic exams on unconscious patients

Mar. 29 – Lawyer Sarah Duggan’s quest to empower employees against bad bosses

Mar. 29 – Some misconduct claims against KC’s Coterie Theatre leader confirmed

Mar. 23 – Child sexual assault survivors testify in support of bill that would remove statute of limitations on criminal charges

Feb. 27 – Kansas City experts say state, federal ‘cyberflashing’ laws lag behind

Jan. 20 – ‘It could cause real damage’: Rape victim retraumatized by glitch in Missouri system


Dec. 29 – Lawyer: Coterie director killed himself amid social media ‘dogpile’ of abuse claims

Dec. 22 – A survivor of the Westport rapist tells her story — before he gets a chance at parole

Dec. 9 – Teenager certified as adult in Blue Springs invasion of privacy investigation

Nov. 18 – Roc Nation seeks DOJ probe of Kansas City Police Department

Oct. 20 – A Shadow Pandemic Increased The Need To Counter Child Sexual Assault

Oct. 12 – Clay County prosecutor seeks new leads in Excelsior Springs rape, kidnapping case

Oct. 4 – Without consent part 2: What local lawmakers are doing about pelvic exams without consent

Sept. 23 – KC experts weigh-in on how to educate, protect children from predator teachers

Jul. 27 – Metro area victim’s rights organizations warn of potential consequences with Amendment 2

Jul. 1 – Saint Luke’s condemned for ‘dangerous’ decision to stop offering emergency contraception

May 11 – Kansas City LGBTQ anti-violence organization’s sudden closure comes as a surprise

Mar. 30 – StoryShare Showcase, SAAM partnership with MOCSA & Poetic Underground

Mar. 16 – Former Rockstar Burgers owner charged with 2019 rape, assault in Jackson County

Mar. 9 – Help is available, and you have options: These KC groups support sexual assault survivors

Mar. 8 – KC sexual assault survivor calls for changes in how cases are handled

Feb. 27 – Starting a Conversation: MOCSA works to help sexual assault survivors

Jan. 14 – There’s a new push to address testing backlog in sexual assault cases

Jan. 12 – Kansas finally clears 2,000-plus backlog of rape kits

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