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

 

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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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