IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING RE-OPENING

EFFECTIVE Monday June 28, 2021

The Strafford County Courthouse building will be open to the public.

For the purposes of preventing the spread of COVID-19, all persons entering the building should:

  • Self-screen for COVID-19 signs and symptoms. If anyone reports symptoms they should not enter the building.
    • Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.
  • Anyone reporting household contact to someone with COVID-19 (in the past 14 days) should not enter the building.
    • Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.
  • In accordance with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch (NHJB), unvaccinated people should continue to wear a face covering although they are not required to. Applicable to all areas of the Strafford County Courthouse.
    • Face coverings should be encouraged, NOT enforced.
  • Vaccination status is an honor system.
    • DO NOT ask others about vaccination status;
    • Face coverings offered to everyone;
    • It is the choice of the individual to wear a face covering.
      • Operations such as Probation/Parole, Community Corrections, etc. will operate under their own authority regarding inquiry of vaccination status.
    • Electronic/Remote means to conduct business are still encouraged; however, business may be conducted in person.
    • Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene are encouraged but not enforced.

For specific information related to Court Operations such as: media coverage, jury trial protocols, electronic services, etc.

Please refer to the NHJB webpage with important information about the response to COVID-19. New Hampshire Judicial Branch - COVID-19 Update and Resources page (state.nh.us)

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

         County Administrator

 

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Strafford County Rochester District

Mental Health Court

259 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 03820
Fax: (603)740-2055

 

 

Mental Health Court is a 3-phase intervention program designed for adults who have one or more misdemeanor-level offenses and who are eligible for appropriate services with Community Partners or qualifying Mental Health Agencies. It is a collaborative effort between the Rochester District Court, Strafford County Commissioners, and Community Partners. By working together, these agencies seek to provide court supervision, community monitoring, case management, and mental health treatment geared toward supporting and helping defendants maintain a more healthy lifestyle. Mental Health Court involves frequent court appearances, and random drug testing on a case by case basis, as well as group and individual counseling.

Mental Health Court awards incentives for healthy, appropriate behavior and imposes sanctions for negative behavior. Participants who do not comply with the regulations and conditions of MHC may be subject to sanctions  up to and including termination from Mental Health Court.

Mental Health Court has been in session since June of 2007.  All of the treatment team members volunteer their time to this rewarding Program.  There have been 18 participants in the Mental Health Court.  There have been five graduates that have completed and graduated this 12 month Program.  Visitors are welcome with prior authorization.  Please contact Mental Health Court Director Blair Rowlett.

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