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Chapter 455

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  455.230.  Annual reports by shelters, contents — confidentiality — child assessment center established by department. — 1.  A shelter for victims of domestic violence that receives funds pursuant to sections 455.200 to 455.230 shall file an annual report with the designated authority of the county, or of the city not within a county, in which it is located, on or before the thirty-first day of March of the year following the year in which funds were received.  The annual report shall include statistics on the number of persons served by the shelter, the relationship of the victim of domestic violence to the abuser, the number of referrals made for medical, psychological, financial, educational, vocational, child care services or legal services, and shall include the results of an independent audit.  No information contained in the report shall identify any person served by the shelter or enable any person to determine the identity of any such person.  Any information contained in the report that is directly related to advocacy services provided by the shelter shall not be construed as a violation of section 455.220.  Any shelter for victims of domestic violence as defined in this chapter may apply to the department of public safety for a grant to provide funds for the renovation, construction and improvement of such shelter on a 75/25 state/local match rate, subject to appropriation.

  2.  The designated authority shall compile the reports filed pursuant to subsection 1 of this section annually.

  3.  In addition to any shelter funded under said section, subject to appropriation, the department of social services shall fund a child assessment center to serve the needs of children from families in conflict and from domestic violence to be located in any county of the first classification without a charter form of government with a population of more than one hundred sixty thousand but less than two hundred thousand.


(L. 1982 H.B. 1069 § 8, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1677, et al.)

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