"Letting incarcerated mothers and their children bond is good for the mothers as well as the babies."
Posts published in “Social Services”
House advances state worker pay increase — but not for all
Six Republicans sided with an unsuccessful effort led by Democrats to restore Gov. Mike Parson's baseline salary increase for state employees.
Opinion: Missouri shouldn’t follow California’s failed homelessness playbook
"If we’re going to make progress on solving homelessness, Missouri needs to take a new approach."
Missouri House approves bill extending opioid relief funds
"Opioid misuse, abuse, overdose deaths continue to be a real problem here in Missouri and around the country," said Rep. Dirk Deaton.
‘Advocate at heart’: Cheryl Robb-Welch has a passion for helping survivors
Cheryl Robb-Welch took over as the new CEO of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence earlier this year.
Legislature to consider adding certain rights for victims of sexual violence
"We need this. This is really going to help people," Sen. Jill Schupp said of the bill.
Missouri sexual assault task force recommends revised rights for victims, additional funding for programs, testing
"I hope to see a future where the only sad part of a victim story is the event itself and the system has the time to protect the victim at all costs."
Judge Darrell Missey to lead Children’s Division
Judge Darrell Missey is a circuit judge in Jefferson County where he also serves as an administrative judge of the family court.
Valerie Huhn named new Department of Mental Health director
Acting Director Valerie Huhn will officially take the reins of the Department of Mental Health on Jan. 1.
Galloway issues third report detailing unemployment benefits received in Missouri through federal COVID-19 response funding
Through the end of October 2021, Missourians received approximately $5.37 billion from unemployment benefit programs.