Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence
3:05 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Koster releases proposals to strengthen state domestic violence laws

Colleen Coble, CEO of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announce legislative proposals to strengthen the state's domestic violence laws on Feb. 8, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has unveiled the legislative changes he says will strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.

The 12 recommendations are the result of a task force Koster convened last year, and seven of them will require action by the General Assembly.

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.

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