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Laconia Daily Sun June 27, 2022
NHTrust has proudly contributed $1,000 to support the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as part of a matching funds challenge initiated by Eulalie Paris, NHTrust SVP Operations, Partnerships & Client Experience. NHCADSV — the umbrella organization for the state’s 12 community-based crisis centers — is committed to creating safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking. The challenge event, which Paris has spearheaded for years to benefit NHCADSV, is a weekend spring Jay Peak ski trip. For every booking, there is a donation allocated to NHCADSV. This year, NHTrust pledged to match that donation up to $1,000.
“We are so grateful for supporters like Eulalie whose commitment and dedication to the Coalition span over a decade,” noted Lyn Schollett, executive director of NHCADSV. “We are also deeply appreciative of NHTrust, who as an employer, both honors the important volunteer work of their employees, and in so doing, speaks volumes about their own commitment to making New Hampshire safer for everyone. This is a wonderful partnership.”
NH Bulletin June 22, 2022
Attorneys representing nearly 600 former Youth Development Center residents in abuse claims against the state have asked a judge to move forward with litigation on 450 of those cases. They say their clients are proceeding with their lawsuits because they continue to distrust the settlement option offered by the state.
Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs for the coalition, said some victims are unhappy about the way awards are calculated.
A victim who receives $20,000 for a single instance of sexual abuse would not necessarily receive $40,000 for two instances of sexual abuse or $60,000 for three, according to the draft rubric. Instead, the victim would receive something between $20,000 and $60,000 as determined by a complicated “frequency multiplier” established in the draft guidelines.
“For sexual abuse, add the number of instances of the most severe level of abuse suffered plus one-half the number of instances of the two next lower levels of abuse suffered,” it reads. “Instances of abuse three of four levels lower, if any, shall not be counted.”