Missouri protection order requests are no longer online

JEFFERSON CITY | People searching Missouri's online court records no longer can view some requests for orders of protection.

Until the new year began, all applications for protection orders had been posted on Casenet. The Internet site also listed court-issued ex-parte orders that are in effect only until a hearing is held to determine if a full order should be granted.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reported that under a change ordered by the Missouri Supreme Court, those records now are not listed online until a full order of protection has been granted.

Catherine Zacharias is the legal counsel for the Office of the State Courts Administrator. She says there had been complaints from people whose names were listed online but against whom no full order of protection ever were issued.