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WMUR June 27, 2019
On July 8 at 10:30 a.m., Gillibrand will attend a roundtable discussion with members of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at the University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord.
O’Leary murdered Treasure not long after Treasure had broken off their relationship. That’s an unfortunate and all-too-common reality, according to Madison Lightfoot of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She said statistics show approximately 75% of female homicide victims are killed while either trying to leave an abuser or shortly after they leave, making it the most dangerous time for victims of abuse.
It’s one of the many reasons, Lightfoot said, that expanding access to resources and increasing prevention efforts are imperative. Particularly when paired with statistics that indicate the state’s crisis centers served a combined total of more than 15,000 adult and child victims of sexual, domestic and dating violence last year, and the fact 1 in 4 New Hampshire women have been sexually assaulted. Additional statistics can be found on the coalition’s website at nhcadsv.org/statistics-and-research.
“We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe and shining a light on the dangerous realities of domestic and sexual violence,” Lightfoot said. “We encourage all Granite Staters to reach out to local crisis centers to see how they play a role or educate themselves on the red flags to look out for.”
Concord Monitor June 8, 2019
“There is never a scenario in which a high school teacher should be engaging in any sexual contact with their student, regardless of their age,” Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and a Concord city councilor, said in a statement.
“Every high school in N.H. should have a policy to address this type of abuse of power,” Grady Sexton added. “Any teacher found to be violating the law or school policies in this area should raise a red flag for the administration who should immediately refer the incident to law enforcement for investigation.”
Concord Monitor May 28, 2019
“If this bill were to have passed, New Hampshire would earn its place as the only state in the nation where offenders are allowed to completely erase their crime before repaying their victim,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, the coalition’s director of public affairs. “Victims will never be able to erase what happened to them, and victims should never be forced to shoulder the cost of an offender’s crimes.”
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