Douglas, Judicial Circuit 44

Douglas County, Missouri, was formed in October 29, 1857. The county is named after Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois state legislator, who unsuccessfully ran against Abraham Lincoln for the United States Presidency.

Douglas County Circuit Court

R. Craig Carter – Circuit Judge
Law Day: Civil Docket 1:30 p.m. first Monday of the first full week of each month.
Criminal Docket: 9:00 a.m. first Tuesday of the first full week of each month.

Post Office Box 489
1402 NW 10th Lane
Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-5556
(417) 683-5557 (facsimile)

Tammy Ballew – Court Reporter
Veronica J. Casper – Secretary

Elizabeth Bock – Douglas County Associate Circuit Judge
Post Office Box 249
Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-4713
(417) 683-3121 (facsimile)

Kim Hathcock – Douglas County Circuit Clerk
Post Office Box 249
Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-4713
(417) 683-2794 (facsimile)

Deputy clerks: Delana Ratzlaff, Kristie Blakey, Kari Arington

Douglas County Juvenile Office
Regional Detention Center
Juvenile Drug Court

Jerry Conner – Chief Juvenile Officer
Janet Schwertfeger – Detention Supervisor
First Monday of the first full week of each month at 9:00 a.m.

1400 Industrial Park Drive
Post Office Box 390
Mountain Grove, MO 65667
(417) 926-3129
(417) 926-6239 (facsimile)

Rose Cline-Pursell – Deputy Juvenile Officer
Brenda K. Johnson – Deputy Juvenile Officer
Gerry Emery – Secretary

Douglas County Adult Drug Court

R. Craig Carter – Judge
Jennifer Horn – Case Manager/Contact

Post Office Box 249
Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-6836
(417) 683-6634 (facsimile)