Safety, Security, Family & Community

Ensuring safe children in stable families in strong communities with supports (public and private services) that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and their families.


Kids Win Missouri’s priorities in this issue area include:

  • Requiring criminal background checks for child care providers.
  • Changing the definition of “child” to a person under the age of 18 (rather than 17).
  • Prohibiting the suspension and/or expulsion of very young children from school.