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Glory Bound Tattoo Raises $11,002 for MOCSA with Flash Tattoo Fundraiser
Sexual assault survivors, friends, family, MOCSA volunteers and staff lined up for hours to receive meaningful tattoos during Sexual Assault Awareness Month from artists at Glory Bound Tattoo in Lee’s Summit, MO. Glory Bound wanted to work with a local organization...
Kansas City Current and Restless Spirits team up to support MOCSA
The Kansas City Current is collaborating with Restless Spirits Builder’s Botanical Gin to benefit the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). In partnership with the KC Current, for every Builder’s Botanical Gin bottle sold throughout the 2023...
Kansas and Missouri Proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In 2022, the Kansas City Police Department received a total of 584 reports of sex crimes. MOCSA supported over 1,335 survivors of sexual violence through advocacy services, 2,958 callers on the 24-hour crisis line, and 1,046 survivors through counseling services....
Amendment 2 risks the health of survivors of rape, incest and domestic violence
These seven leaders of local nonprofit victim-services organizations have a combined experience of 220 years and share a deep passion for survivor advocacy and gender-based violence prevention. They collaborated to author this piece aiming to raise awareness about...
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Amid Jackson Mahomes headlines, MOCSA continues supporting survivors
MOCSA’s director of advocacy discusses impact of high-profile sexual violence cases on survivors
Extra staff, technology helps KCPD Crime Lab drop case backlog by half
Kansas rape survivors received no notification about offender’s earlier release date
‘Waste of money and time’: Will KC end liquor card rule for bar, restaurant workers?
Grain Valley, Missouri police officer charged with sex acts with a teen
Some misconduct claims against KC’s Coterie Theatre leader confirmed
‘It could cause real damage’: Rape victim retraumatized by glitch in Missouri system
‘People want to see change’: Dozens canvass neighborhoods near 35th and Prospect to try and reduce crime
Missouri lawmakers overwhelmingly support banning pelvic exams on unconscious patients
Child sexual assault survivors testify in support of bill that would remove statute of limitations on criminal charges
Lawyer: Coterie director killed himself amid social media ‘dogpile’ of abuse claims
Teenager certified as adult in Blue Springs invasion of privacy investigation
Reporting Non-Consensual Sexual Content Sent Online
Roc Nation seeks DOJ probe of Kansas City Police Department
A survivor of the Westport rapist tells her story — before he gets a chance at parole
Clay County prosecutor seeks new leads in Excelsior Springs rape, kidnapping case
A Shadow Pandemic Increased The Need To Counter Child Sexual Assault
KC experts weigh-in on how to educate, protect children from predator teachers
Upcoming Kansas election and potential impact of the abortion amendment on survivors
Roe v. Wade overturn, impact on survivors, Saint Lukes decision to not distribute Plan B
HB 1742, healthcare providers doing pelvic exams without consent
Kansas City LGBTQ anti-violence organization’s sudden closure comes as a surprise
StoryShare Showcase, SAAM partnership with MOCSA & Poetic Underground
Former Rockstar Burgers owner charged with 2019 rape, assault in Jackson County
KC sexual assault survivor calls for changes in how cases are handled
Starting a Conversation: MOCSA works to help sexual assault survivors
Help is available, and you have options: These KC groups support sexual assault survivors
Resources for survivors, a piece to accompany another story about Title IX
There’s a new push to address testing backlog in sexual assault cases
Kansas City man encourages others who’ve been sexually assaulted to ‘tell their story’
Kansas City Chiefs host 10th annual Style Lounge
‘Are you ready for a protest?’ Are Kansas students part of higher ed ‘#MeToo’ moment?
Kansas Al Día – Edición – Juntos Radio
Kansas City Police warning public on rise in use of ‘date rape drugs’ at bars and nightclubs
Educator statutory rape survivor: ‘My truth is important’
When your abuser is the law: Sexual and domestic violence persistent in Kansas law enforcement
COMBAT Awards Mid-Year Funding For 15 Youth Employment & 9 Domestic Violence Programs
Johnson County teen raped by classmate says school didn’t protect her. ‘It was insane’
Former Northland high school football coach indicted on new felony statutory rape charge
Kansas woman convening own grand jury after prosecutor refuses to file sexual assault charges
Kansas City metro group works to combat sexual assault
For sexual assault survivors, Greitens’ return can mean fresh trauma, experts say
‘Writing on the wall’: KC victim services fear funding cuts, plead for federal fix
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