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The St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court was created to increase safety for victims and their children, increase accountability for offenders and establish a coordinated community response to domestic violence from the justice system and partner agencies.

Domestic violence cases are assigned to a limited number of Family Court divisions. Judges in these divisions serve in the DV Court because of their interest in and understanding of domestic violence issues.


Honorable Thea A. Sherry
Family Court Administrative Judge
Division 5


Honorable Douglas R. Beach
Division 6

Honorable Michael D. Burton
Division 16

Honorable Ellen H. Ribaudo
Division 18

Honorable John R. Essner
Division 37

Honorable Victoria Mullen McKee
Division 64

Honorable Margaret Donnelly
Division 65

Carey DeLargy
Domestic Violence Court Coordinator



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Related Sites:

Protective Order Notification System

Representing Yourself in Missouri Courts

MO Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

St. Louis County Domestic and Family Violence Council

MO Bar Handbook for Survivors of DV

MO Attorney General, Protecting Victims of DV