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

 

Community Supervision Mental Health Programs

Community Supervision Mental Health provides a continuity of care for defendants that have been identified as suffering from a mental illness. The Community Supervision Mental Health Program provides intensive case management to defendants from the time of arrest until the adjudication of their charges

Strafford County Community Supervision Mental Health Program monitors defendants through the following programs;

  • Intake Assessments
  • Pretrial Supervision
  • Administrative Home Confinement
  • Step-Down Program
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • Mental Health Court-7th Circuit Court District Division—Rochester (Honorable Susan Ashley)
 

Intake Assessments:Interview all persons detained by state and local law enforcement departments prior to that person’s arraignment/bail hearing, and to provide the court with relevant and verified information to help determine an appropriate bail. Determine the level of Mental Health services the defendant needs to be released from the House of Corrections.

Pretrial SupervisionProvide a degree of supervision that will monitor compliance with bail conditions and assure appearance to court.  Some standard requirements of this supervision are compliance with no contact orders, compliance with Mental Health Treatment, random drug and alcohol testing, and curfew.

Administrative Home ConfinementSpecific form of supervision to an individual who has been found guilty of a crime.  Movement in the community is closely monitored with minimum time away from home allowed for work or other needs. Strict compliance with Mental Health Treatment.

Step-DownUnique to Strafford County.; this program rewards sentenced inmates who prove by their attitudes and actions that they are taking responsibility for their crimes and addressing those areas of concern identified by the court. MH Supervision helps coordinate their mental health services to help integrate the inmate back to society.

 

Program Goals

*Reduce the recidivism rates among people with mental health diagnoses.

*Promote engagement in treatment and improve quality of life.

*Increase community awareness and safety.

*Provide defendants with proper coping skills in regards to their individual mental health issues and live a more productive life.

*Provide outreach and support to defendants throughout the judicial process.

RochesterCourtHouse

 

Program Contact Information:

 Blair Rowlett, Community Supervision Mental Health Director

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 5182

Fax:  603-740-2955

E-mail:  browlett@co.strafford.nh.us

Erin Guyotte, Community Supervision Mental Health Sr. Case Manager

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 7191

Fax:  603-740-2955

E-mail:  eguyotte@co.strafford.nh.us

Heather Bragdon, Community Supervision Mental Health Case Manager

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 5173

Fax: 603-740-2955

E-mail: hbragdon@co.strafford.nh.us