IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 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

                                                                        County Administrator

 

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Strafford County Drug Court
 
259 County Farm Rd, Suite 103
Dover, NH 03820

(603)749-0832

Fax: (603)740-2955

 

Following a year-long pilot program, the Strafford County Drug Treatment Court commenced full-operations on January 19, 2006 after securing a Department of Justice grant for 3 years. The drug court is a specialty court program that connects non-violent, felony-level, substance-abusing offenders and NH State Prison Parolees who meet the same criteria, sentenced out of Strafford County Superior Court, to an integrated system of intensive alcohol and drug treatment in the community, combined with case management, strict court supervision and progressive incentives and sanctions.  By linking participants to treatment services, the program aims to address offender’s addiction issues that led to criminal behavior, thereby reducing recidivism, and protecting public safety. The drug court is designed to be a 12-month alternative sentencing program, divided into three phases, and followed by one year of probation. The drug court held steady with a range of enrollment between 40 and 55 participants and graduated 39 participants from the program and will have more than 50 graduates by the end of 2009. The drug court also opened its doors to high-end Misdemeanor level offenses that would otherwise warrant a jail sentence. The Strafford County Drug Treatment Court was the first adult drug court in NH.

As of August of 2009 the drug court has 56 participants and 5 graduates being supervised in their final year or probation.