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Sexual Assault Survivors Tell MO Task Force First Responders Need More Training to Properly Handle Rape Cases

A sexual assault survivor says Missouri first responders need more trauma-informed care training when responding to and investigating rape cases. Taylor Hirth says two officers interrogated her like she made up her attack. During a virtual statewide task force hearing, she says the whole process should change.

The 13-member task force is reviewing ways to improve services and treatment of Missouri’s sexual assault survivors. Its work includes a report to the Governor and Missouri Legislature by the end of this year.


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