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Matthew Huffman

Matthew Huffman

Public Affairs Director, MCADSV

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'Missourians are Paying With Their Lives For Our State's Lack of Gun Laws'

'Missourians are Paying With Their Lives For Our State's Lack of Gun Laws'

Matthew Huffman works at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and we checked in – eight months into the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He spoke about how the lives of Missourians experiencing domestic violence are being further complicated by intersecting factors – housing insecurity, continued isolation, gun violence and more.

Huffman mentioned a new report from The Violence Policy Center called “When Men Murder Women An Analysis of 2018 Homicide Data,” in which Missouri ranks 2nd for number of women killed by intimate partners.

Resilience After Sexual Violence: 'I Had to Rebuild My Trust and Relationships'

Resilience After Sexual Violence: 'I Had to Rebuild My Trust and Relationships'

Kelly Slater, Casey Smith and Matthew Huffman were all guests in October on KBIA's Intersection. You can here that longer interview hosted by KBIA reporter Kassidy Arena – here.

Kelly and Casey are both college students – Kelly is an online student at Arizona State University and Casey is a student at the University of Missouri, and Matthew is with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

They spoke about resilience after sexual assault and how to rebuild oneself after experiencing trauma.

'The Policies That We Might Be Setting Are Affecting People's Lives Every Day'

'The Policies That We Might Be Setting Are Affecting People's Lives Every Day'

Virginia Mohammed and Matthew Huffman both work at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Virginia is the Advocacy Coordination Specialist at the Coalition, and Matthew is the Public Affairs Director.

Virginia works with programs designed for individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes - called Batterer Intervention programs. She and Matthew spoke about their hopes for five years from now - when it comes to the state of domestic and sexual violence in Missouri.

'Added Layers Around Race' in Immigrant and Refugee Domestic and Sexual Violence

'Added Layers Around Race' in Immigrant and Refugee Domestic and Sexual Violence

Gail Reynoso and Matthew Huffman both work at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Gail has worked with numerous refugee and immigrant women throughout her career.

They spoke about the additional barriers to care that exist for these immigrant and refugee survivors of violence.

This conversation does cover some tough subjects and a racial slur is included in the audio. It may not be appropriate for everyone.

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