Children who start fires can be helped

From Foster’s Daily Democrat by Kimberley Haas  [email protected] CONCORD — Children who light fires get special attention from state officials because of the damage and loss of life they can cause to themselves and others. Sheryl Nielsen, M.Ed., a public education specialist with the Fire Marshal’s Office, said the state has diversion programs for youth. “Whether… Read More »

Restorative Justice More Than A Simple Apology

On November 18th, WMUR reported on a teen driver that crossed the center line and struck two women. The report generated a flurry of responses, because the teen’s lawyer was requesting “restorative justice, under which he would apologize to the victims instead of serving jail time”.  Given that definition — which grossly under-represents the impact… Read More »

Governor Hassan Creates Juvenile Justice Commission

CONCORD – In order to improve New Hampshire’s juvenile justice system and ensure that at-risk youth receive the support that they need to rehabilitate and become successful members of society, Governor Maggie Hassan today issued an Executive Order creating the Governor’s Commission to Review and Advise on Services to At-Risk Adolescent Youth in New Hampshire.… Read More »

CHI Completes State-By-State Diversion Review

On behalf of the New Hampshire Juvenile Court Diversion Network, the Community Health Institute embarked on a review of juvenile diversion approaches and strategies being used in the United States. The resulting document is this State-by-State Diversion Review (SbS Review) which provides a summary of diversion structures in 51 local state government’s (District of Columbia… Read More »

Prosecutors Benefit from Direct Network Training

As part of the NH Police Standards and Training Courses, Officers  are provided a combination of working knowledge and practical experience in the role of Police Prosecutor. Topics include substantive and procedural law, U.S. and N.H. Supreme Court decisions, and juvenile-related law. Practical exercises in pre-trial motions, responding to motions, probable cause and suppression hearings,… Read More »