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Victims Honored at "Crime Victims' Rights Week" Event 

Madison Lightfoot

Concord, NH – New Hampshire’s Crime Victims’ Rights Week events concluded this morning with a press conference, award presentation, and the unveiling of the 2017 New Hampshire Clothesline Project. The press conference featured a proclamation given by John Formella, Legal Counsel for Governor Sununu, on behalf of the Governor, and remarks from Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice, Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire John Farley, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Lyn Schollett, and Pat Rainboth of Victims, Inc.

Amongst remarks recognizing victims of crime and their families for their strength and resiliency, Lyn Schollett of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence presented the 2017 National Visionary Voice Award to Emily Murphy, Violence Prevention Educator at HAVEN, one of the Coalition’s 13 member programs. Over the last 12 years, Emily has been a Violence Prevention Educator for HAVEN, one of the 13 member programs of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. With 12 years’ experience designing and implementing age-appropriate education programs to thousands of children across NH, Murphy was celebrated for her efforts in preventing violence in the Granite State.

“Advocating for and safeguarding the rights of victims is not something any one group can do alone,” said Lyn Schollett, Executive Director at the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “Through tireless, collaborative efforts, New Hampshire has made it clear that we support victims through every step of their journey seeking justice and healing and we are committed to eliminating violent crime in our state.”

About Crime Victims’ Rights Week: The week of April 2 – 8, 2017, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW).  This annual observance, first designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, seeks to increase general public awareness of, and knowledge about the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime.  The theme for 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice to reflect a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

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About the Coalition
NHCADSV is a statewide network of 13 independent member programs committed to ending sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking, through direct services to victims, community education, and public policy advocacy. The NHCADSV and its 13 member programs do not discriminate based on gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental, or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation. For more information visit

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