Domestic Violence Victims
* Case Net is your access to the Missouri State Courts Automated Case Management System. You are able to inquire on case records including docket entries, parties, judgments and charges in public court.
* Missouri Victim Automated Notification System is a fully automated, information notification system that immediately notifies registered users upon a change in an offender’s incarceration and court status.
* Crime Victim’s Compensation Program is administered by the Department of Public Safety and is designed to financially assist victims who have sustained bodily or psychological injury in paying for medical expenses, counseling expenses, funeral expenses and lost wages or support. Go to the web site or call 1-800-347-6881.
SHELTERS AVAILABLE for VICTIMS of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This phone is answered 24 hours a day, and you will be able to get information free of charge on housing, financial aid, medical aid, counseling services and shelters.
Eastern Jackson County
Kansas City South
Kansas City North
Synergy House/Safe Haven
Northeast Kansas City
** Some shelters provide child care, please inquire when calling**
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP)
KCAVP is a Missouri 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Investigating abuse of older persons who live in the community or in long term care facilities.
Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
Jefferson City, MO
Domestic Violence Victims FAQ’s
What is an Ex Parte Order of Protection and how does it work?
A Protection Order is a civil court order that you, the petitioner, request from the court to protect you from your abuser, the respondent. The Protection Order can order an abuser/respondent to stop harming you, stop having contact with you, stop contacting you at your work or school, or at your children’s school or daycare.
Specifically, the Protection Order can:
Order the respondent to stop doing violent acts.
Order the respondent not to come to your home.
Order the respondent to stop contacting you, or harassing you on the street, by mail, on the phone, at school or at work.
Say who your children can live with for now and when the respondent can visit them.
“Do you have to be married, dating, or have children together?”
No. The Protection Order covers a range of different relationships, including:
Husband, wife or partner (present or past).
Father or mother of your children.
Adults related by blood or marriage.
Adults who live together now, or used to live together.
Parents and children, including in-laws and stepfamilies.
Where do I get a protection order?
You can request a temporary Protection Order at your nearest county court house. The temporary Order lasts no more than two weeks. After that, you will return to court and appear before a judge who decides whether or not the court can grant a Full Order of Protection that lasts longer.
All Orders of Protection MUST be served to the respondent before the Order can be enforced.
v Where to obtain an Order of Protection
Clay County Residents
James S. Rooney Justice Center
11 South Water
Platte County Residents
Platte County Government Complex
415 3rd St.
Platte City, MO
Child Abuse Hotline
CALL THE HOTLINE AT 1-800-392-3738, The Children's Division staff this hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They will take information from you and respond to child abuse and neglect. If you live outside Missouri and want to report abuse or neglect of a Missouri child, call (573) 751-3448.
Sex Crime Victims
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) is recognized as the area’s leading provider of services related to sexual assault. They can be called 24 hours a day. 816-531-0233 or MOCSA.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates a National Sexual Assault Hotline.
RAINN educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. They can be called 24 hours a day. 800-656-HOPE (4673) or RAINN web site.
SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATIONS
If you are a victim and are in need of a sexual assault examination, the following locations have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available.
Kansas City North
St. Luke’s Northland Hospital
5830 Northwest Barry Road, Kansas City, MO
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO
Kansas City South
St. Luke’s Health System
4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
Truman Medical Center
2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO
Research Medical Center
2316 East Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO
Children’s Mercy Hospital (16 years and younger)
2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO
Missouri Crime Victim Services
The purpose of the Missouri Crime Victim Services Unit is to ensure that people affected by crime are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. The Crime Victim Services Unit coordinates and promotes the state's program for victims of crime and coordinates efforts with statewide coalitions or organizations that are involved in efforts to provide assistance to victims of crime.
The office consults with such coalitions or organizations as to more efficient and effective method of delivery of services to victims of crime. They intend to make the justice system and all aspects of state government that interact with victims responsive and respectful of the needs and rights of victims.
Missouri VINELink is an online resource that allows you to search for information regarding an offender, case or protection order. It is provided to you as a compliment to the existing MOVANS service in your area. This site, as well as the MOVANS service, is provided by the state of Missouri Department of Public Safety, Crime Victim Services Unit in an effort to help keep victims and the public informed.