In 2020, nearly 15,000-thousand victims asked a Missouri rape crisis center for help. During a statewide task force online listening session last week, members found out about 8,000 of those victims were turned away due to a lack of funding.
Creve Coeur State Senator Jill Schupp, a member of the task force, says members want to hear from the public to get survivors the help they need.
The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence says nearly 15,000 victims asked a rape crisis center for help last year. The task force is working to find ways to help more victims. Creve Coeur State Senator Jill Schupp, a member of the task force, says learning from the experts about these funding gaps is critical to make the process better for victims.
The task force is holding three more online listening sessions, with the next one being September 14.