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Governor Mike Parson has received a one of the first reports from a newly created Statewide Task Force tackling sexual violence survivors.

Parson says the task force members are recommending changes such as boosting funding to rape crisis centers and increasing community awareness about these programs.

They’re also asking for the state to ensure that survivors have access to sexual assault nurse examinations and access to diagnostic testing, treatments and medications at no cost to the victims.