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InDepth News July 29, 2021
Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, said the state recently change the statute of limitations for abuse victims.
“The New Hampshire legislature recently fully eliminated the civil statute of limitations in sexual assault cases, recognizing that survivors of sexual assault should not be bound by arbitrary timelines in their pursuit of healing and justice,” Grady Sexton said. “Statutes of limitations in these cases only benefit perpetrators, and the right to justice should never have an expiration date. We commend this courageous survivor for speaking her truth and sharing her story.”
Berlin Daily Sun July 26, 2021
“I have been proud to champion this legislation that averts a truly disastrous situation by providing critical reinforcement to the Crime Victims Fund and VOCA programs,” said Rep. Kuster. “As founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, I have talked with countless survivors about how critical it is to have support as you heal and rebuild your life after experiencing trauma. Our victim service providers in the Granite State, including the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Granite State Children’s Alliance, do incredible work with the VOCA dollars they receive, and the impending shortfall in VOCA resources would have had a devastating impact on them and the survivors they assist. I applaud my colleagues in Congress for advancing this common-sense fix in a bipartisan way, and appreciate President Biden quickly signing the bill as it reached his desk.”
Honoring the everyday superheroes
Business NH Magazine July 14, 2021
Elissa Margolin of Housing Action NH said this, early in the pandemic, “People who dedicate their careers to serving the homeless are everyday superheroes, so they’re not really afraid of the impossible. You really see their tenacity and their commitment and their strength come out at a time like this. They didn’t crumble.”
She could have been talking about the everyday superheroes who do a thousand other things that benefit all:
(Such as) the leaders at the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and their member organizations who fast-tracked technologies and adapted practices to keep people safe.