NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JANUARY 01, 2021
Effective Friday, January 01, 2021, the Strafford County Courthouse will be 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 dated March 16, 2020; and
- Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.
For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.
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
Victim Assistance Director
Victim Assistance Coordinators
Strafford County Attorney’s Office
Victim Assistance Program
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.