IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE / PHASED RE-OPENING

EFFECTIVE Monday May 24, 2021

Effective Monday May 24, 2021 the Strafford County Courthouse will be phasing in reopening to the public. The building remains closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;
  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order updated May 14, 2021;
  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel; and
  • Individuals who need to conduct business with the Registry of Deeds.

For those entering the Courthouse, you are asked to conduct a self-assessment of COVID-19 risk factors to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel. Questions are posted at the entrance to the building. If you can answer yes to the questions, please do not enter the building.

Face Coverings are required throughout the building. If you do not have your own, please obtain one from the court security team at the entrance. Social distancing continues to be encouraged.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

         County Administrator

 

 

 

Victim Assistance Director

Nancy Harris

 

Victim Assistance Coordinators               

Carolann Jenson

Alison Dorow

Chelsea Powers

Strafford County Attorney’s Office

Victim Assistance Program

(Superior Court)

Seal Marble

Telephone: (603) 749-4215 Fax (603)743-4997

 

The Victim Assistance Program at the Strafford County Attorney’s Office provides information, guidance and support to victims of crime and their families as they find themselves involved with the criminal justice process.  Often times, victims of crime find that they are unfamiliar with the workings of the criminal process and what their role will be.  The Victim Assistance Program strives to ensure that all victims of crime in Strafford County are afforded the rights guaranteed to them by the New Hampshire Victim’s Bill of Rights, R.S.A. 21-M:8-k

The Victim Assistance Program, as part of the prosecution team, ensures that victims of crime are heard throughout the process and that they are informed at every stage of the case in which they are involved.  Each victim and case is assigned a Victim Assistance Coordinator to work closely with them to answer their questions and prepare them for what to expect during this process.  Knowledge can be an empowering step toward dealing with fear and unfamiliar surroundings.  Participating in the criminal justice process is about truth and can be an experience about which victims feel proud.