Kate Schaefer, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, has been with the Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office since 2003. Ms. Schaefer currently specializes in the field of physical and sexual abuse of adults and children. She is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T) and the Buchanan County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) for the prevention and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse. Ms. Schaefer previously specialized in the field of domestic violence. Ms. Schaefer was a key collaborator in the creation of the Buchanan County Domestic Violence Court Program. Ms. Schaefer obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies from Missouri Western State University, and graduated from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. Ms. Schaefer is licensed to practice law in Missouri and California.