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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Employability Program (Child Support)

Partnership of SCCCP and

Division of Child Support Services

This program brings together the Strafford County Community Corrections Program (SCCCP) and the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) in a partnership that will assist delinquent obligors to come into compliance with their child support order and help prevent civil incarceration to the Strafford County House of Corrections.

If an obligor is not complying with their child support obligation, DCSS will first initiate all available administrative remedies to enforce the court’s order. If these remedies are unsuccessful, DCSS will then request a Show Cause Hearing. At that hearing the DCSS Child Support Officer (s) (CSO) may propose that the obligor be ordered to report to SCCCP that very day for further instructions regarding their participation with the program developed by this partnership. More specifically, individuals will be required to develop a personal employment plan with identified actions to resolve their non-compliance with their child support order. A further show cause hearing will be scheduled after thirty days so all parties could report to the court of the obligor’s progress, with continued review at the court’s discretion.


Program Contact Information:

William Britton, Community Supervision Director

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 5171

Fax:  603-740-2955

E-mail:  wbritton@co.strafford.nh.us

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