Missouri court reverses ruling on victim protection programPosted on 17 January 2019 at 1:34pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri appeals court says a lower court judge was wrong to order a woman to reveal her home address despite being in a program that shields the addresses of abuse victims.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Thursday praised the ruling.
Ashcroft's office runs the Safe at Home program, which lets victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes keep their addresses confidential by routing mail through a special post office box.
A St. Louis County judge in 2017 had ordered one participant to reveal her actual address as part of a divorce case. The judge said the application failed to include a sworn statement about the abuse.
Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals reversed that ruling Tuesday.
Most Popular Recent Stories
Four more patients sue MU Health doctors for BioJoint surgeries Posted on 25 March 2019 at 3:35pm
Real ID-compliant licenses now available in Missouri Posted on 25 March 2019 at 11:52am
Cole County Sheriff's Office seizes $20,000 in steroids Posted on 25 March 2019 at 2:25pm
Authorities investigating fire in Jefferson City Posted on 25 March 2019 at 1:17pm
State rep, former inmate begin push toward criminal justice reform Posted on 25 March 2019 at 4:04pm