The rights of a victim ...
As a victim or witness of a crime, you are entitled to be treated with dignity and compassion and to be free from intimidation. You should be informed about the criminal justice system and have inconveniences associated with participation in that system minimized or eliminated whenever possible.
You should be advised of case progress and you should be notified in advance when and if your presence in court is or is not needed. You should be informed about available remedies, financial assistance and social services that are available to you if you are a victim.
You will be compensated through witness fees for your time in court. You have the right to prompt return of property taken from you when it is no longer needed as evidence and you should receive restitution whenever possible for losses.
Support while in the courtroom is available to you through the Victim/Witness Coordinator and in certain cases a victim may address the sentencing judge before sentence is pronounced.
We understand that being a witness to or the victim of a crime can be extremely stressful and frightening. It is for you, in large measure, that the Office of the County Attorney Victim/Witness Program exists.
Victim/Witness Program and support...
Important Telephone Numbers:
Mental Health Counseling:
Genesis - 524-1100
Child & Family Services - 524-5835
Domestic and Sexual Violence:
New Beginnings: A Women's Crisis Center
24 -hour Domestic Violence line - 1-866-644-3574
24-hour Sexual Assault line - 1-800-277-5570
Lakes Region General Hospital - 524-3211
Franklin Regional Hospital - 934-2060
Huggins Hospital - 569-7500
Frisbee Hospital - 332-3100
Community Action Program
Laconia for Belknap & Merrimack Counties - 524-5512
Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-593-3330
Help Line (Toll Free) 1-800-852-3388
NH Div. of Child & Youth (DCYS) .... 524-4485
DCYF to Report Child Abuse ... 1-800-894-5533
After 5:00 p.m 1-800-852-3388
Law Related Services/Referrals:
NH Bar Assoc. Lawyer Referral - 603-229-0002
Finnncial Assistance for Victims of Violent Crimes:
NH Victims' Assistance Comm. 1-800-300-4500