|MOCSA Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention In Jackson County|
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention in Jackson County represents a rare, highly effective project, which is the only one of its kind in Jackson County. This project will continue and expand upon MOCSA's success with COMBAT in previous years, and fulfills county compliance with a new Missouri law passed in 2020.
The purpose of this program is to prevent sexual violence using a multi-level public health model to stop sexual assault, child sexual abuse and rape through three components.
Youth With Problematic Sexual Behaviors
First, MOCSA's highly successful Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors (YPSB) Component is prevention effort targeting youth ages 7 to 14 years old and their families-caregivers. This provides children and their caregivers the skills and support needed to reduce the youth's risk of future acts of sexual violence, strengthen protective factors and safeguard against illegal or inappropriate sexual behavior.
Second, in 2020, Missouri passed Section 170.045, RSMo, a new law requiring that school districts annually provide trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate sexual abuse prevention training for grades 6 through 12. To address this need in Jackson County, MOCSA has introduced a new program component to our COMBAT program, School-Based Education, which is a Selective-Targeted-Secondary Prevention strategy using in-class presentations designed specifically for youth in a critical age range, who are at heightened risk for experiencing and/or initiating sexual and intimate-partner violence.
Third, in 2020, MOCSA launched the Kansas City, Missouri Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (KCMO-SVP) to reduce and prevent sexual assault in the area. The purpose is to implement community-level changes that address the common risk and protective factors of sexual violence and other forms of violence.
Collectively, thepurpose of this impactful three-pronged program is to prevent sexual violence through all strategies: using Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary prevention programs and making Jackson County a safer place to live.
Building On Previous Success
This builds on MOCSA's success with COMBAT Prevention projects in the past and provides an ideal, comprehensive public health approach to addressing sexual assault and sexual abuse in our community.
Collectively, this continued COMBAT Prevention project will reach an estimated total of 5,115 people in Jackson County in 2023, using approaches that decrease violence in our region now and sustain that improved safety over time.
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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), 3100 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
MOCSA - Eastern Jackson County Outreach Site, 12600 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055
Kansas City Public Schools, 2901 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109