Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Koster releases proposals to strengthen state domestic violence laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-releases-proposals-strengthen-state-domestic-violence-laws <p>Missouri Attorney General <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Chris Koster</a> has unveiled the legislative changes he says will strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.</p><p>The 12 recommendations are the result of a <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/domesticviolence/">task force</a> Koster convened last year, and seven of them will require action by the General Assembly.</p><p>Most of the legislative proposals focus on strengthening orders of protection, which Koster calls the main tools to help domestic violence victims. He says current law doesn't allow juveniles to request those orders.</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 21:05:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 487 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster releases proposals to strengthen state domestic violence laws