Governor Addresses Child Advocacy Rally

Governor Matt Blunt speaks to hundreds of people visiting the State Capitol to take part in Children’s Advocacy Day. The Governor stressed his commitment to improved access to quality health care, Internet safety, and the importance of a world class education....

Fighting Child Sexual Abuse

Two years ago, Missouri had almost ten-thousand reported cases of sex abuse or child neglect. Experts say only about half of the incidents are ever reported, and as many as one-third of the abuses occur before the child is 7. The legislature is being asked to expand...

Missouri Childcare Providers Aim to Help Quality of Life at Home

Several Missouri childcare providers are emerging as valuable tools in preventing child neglect and child abuse. The state Department of Social Services is working with the facilities as part of the National Strengthening Families Initiative. Deputy director Doris...

Lawsuit Accuses Priest of Molesting Boy

A lawsuit filed in Jackson County accuses a former Kansas City-area priest of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1978. The lawsuit says John Tulipana abused the boy during a trip. The suit also says the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese ignored complaints and concealed the...
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