Policy

Missouri KidsFirst successfully advocates at the state and federal levels for policies and funding for programs that protect children from abuse and prioritize their safety and well-being. Each year, we testify in public hearings and engage in meetings with lawmakers and advocacy partners. We are proud to advocate on behalf of Missouri children to improve the way our systems respond to child abuse and neglect.

For more information about Missouri KidsFirst’s public policy activities, please contact:
Jessica Seitz, Executive Director
(573) 415-6228
jessicaseitz@missourikidsfirst.org

2022 MISSOURI KIDSFIRST LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 

The Second Regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly convened on January 5th. The session will conclude on May 13th. FULL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE COMING SOON. 

BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS

A significant part of our work each session is to support funding for agencies and programs that serve children who have been victims of abuse and neglect and that work to prevent child abuse. FY2023 Priorities COMING SOON. 

OTHER PRIORITIES 

COMING SOON

What are you working on this year? 

Thousands of bills are filed each year in the General Assembly. For a full list of bills supported and monitored by Missouri KidsFirst in 2022, including summaries and links to the legislation, check out our 2022 Bill Tracker.

Follow @MOKidsFirst on Twitter for up-to-date legislative updates throughout session!

For immediate help, please call Missouri’s Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

Missouri KidsFirst is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services.

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