IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, INCLUDING
THREATS OF VIOLENCE:
The police officer has the responsibilty to decide whether or
not to make an arrest; an officer can arrest with or without
your consent if the officer believes that a crime has been
committed.
You have the right to go to the District or Superior Court to
obtain a protective order against the person who abused or
threatened you.
It it is after court hours, you can obtain a temporary
protective order through your local police department.
Contact your local Domestic Violence Crisis Center for free,
confidential support and assistance.

CHILD ABUSE REPORTINGLINE........1-800-894-5533



The State of New Hampshire and The Loudon Police
Department take domestic violence very seriously. Victims of
felony crime in New Hampshire have rights which are
protected by law.

New Hampshire Victims' Bill Of Rights
Victims of felonious crimes committed by an adult offender are
entitled to the following rights under NHRSA 21-M:8-K.
(a) The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity
and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
(b) The right to be informed about the criminal justice process and
how it progresses.
(c) The right to be free from intimidation and to be reasonably
protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process.
(d) The right to be notified of all court proceedings.
(e) The right to attend trial and all other court proceedings the
accused has the right to attend.
(f) The right to confer with the prosecution and to be consulted about
the disposition of the case, including plea bargaining.
(g) The right to have inconveniences associated with participation in
the criminal justice process minimized.
(h) The right to be notified if presence in court is not required.
(i) The right to be informed about available resources, financial
assistance, and social services.
(j) The right to restitution, as granted under RSA 651:62-67 or any
other applicable state law, or victim's compensation, under RSA
21-M:8-h or any other applicable state law, for their losses.
(k) The right to be provided a secure, but not necessarily separate,
waiting area during court proceedings.
(l) The right to be advised of case progress and final disposition.
(m) The right of confidentiality of the victim's address, place of
employment, and other personal information.
(n) The right to the prompt return of property when no longer needed
as evidence.
(o) The right to have input in the probation presentence report impact
statement.
(p) The right to appear and make a written or oral victim impact
statement at the sentencing of the defendant.
(q) The right to be notified of an appeal, an explanation of the appeal
process, the time, place and result of the appeal, and the right to
attend the appeal hearing.
(r) The right to be notified and to attend sentence review hearings
and sentence reduction hearings.
(s) The right to be notified of any change of status such as prison
release, permanent interstate transfer, or escape, and the date of the
parole board hearing, when requested by the victim through the
victim advocate.
(t) The right to address or submit a written statement for
consideration by the parole board on the defendant's release and to
be notified of the decision of the board, when requested by the victim
through the victim advocate.



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES
N.H. Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (603) 224-8893
The N.H. Coalition is comprised of 14 programs that provide services
to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The services are
FREE, confidential and include a 24-hour crisis line. emergency
shelter and transportation, court advocacy in obtaining restraining
orders against abusers, hospital and court accompaniment for rape
survivors, support groups and information and help in obtaining public
assistance.

Berlin...................... 1-800-852-3388 Lebanon..................... 448-5525
Concord................... 1-800-852-3388 Littleton.................... 444-0544
Conway.................... 1-800-336-3795 Manchester.............. 668-2299
Claremont................ 1-800-639-3130 Nashua...................... 883-3044
Durham.................... 862-1212 Plymouth..................... 536-1659
Keene...................... 352-3782 Portsmouth (DV)........ 1-800-852-3388
Laconia.................... 1-800-852-3388 Portsmouth (SA)......... 436-4107



VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
These programs provide orientation, information and support
throughout the judicial process within the Superior Courts and in
some District Courts.
Attorney General's Office of Victim Assistance 271-3671
Belknap County...........
524-8050 U.S. Attorney's Office... 225-1552
Carroll County.............. 539-7769 Merrimack County........ 228-0529
Cheshire County........... 352-0056 Rockingham County...... 778-8567
Coos County................. 788-3812 Strafford County............ 749-4215
Grafton County............. 787-6968 Sullivan County............. 863-8345
Hilllsborough County (North)...... 627-1552
Hilllsborough County (South)...... 594-3256




CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM

If you are a victim of violent crime, or the family or dependant of a
deceased victim, you may be eligible for compensation for
hospital/mediacal expenses, lost wages, funural expenses and/or
mental health therapy expenses, not otherwise covered by insurance.
Property crimes are not covered.


Call 1-800-300-4500 for more information.
If calling from ooutside New Hampshire call 1-(603) 271-1284




For more information about services in your area, check the customer
guide in the front of the white pages of your telephone book for
community service numbers.


Helpful Links:
The State Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
Domestic Violence Safety Plan and Resource Guide
The Zero, Domestic Violence U.S. Resources

Loudon Police Department