Report a Complaint Regarding the 2017 Missouri Assault Law
Missouri updated its criminal code in 2017. There have been many news stories about how the changes to the Missouri assault laws will affect kids.
We believe these stories are incorrect. We have written extensively about the changes to the law in our blog.
If you believe officials are improperly using the law to charge children with felony assaults for school fights, we want to hear from you.
Information about the Laws
A very helpful flyer on the changes to the law
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's analysis, which agrees with our conclusion
Our blog posts on the assault laws:
How the assault laws have changed
How the juvenile justice system works
How "physical injury" was redefined
Reporting requirements for school districts
Changes to the harassment law
Our investigation into the assault law stories was published in the St. Louis American.
Here is an easily shareable letter to the community with all of this information together:
Here is the Missouri Bar's independent memorandum about the law, which agrees with our analysis.
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