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Concord Monitor October 22, 2022
“Our biggest role is continuing to make sure that victims and survivors...are being represented and [to hold] perpetrators accountable,” said Pamela Keilig, a public policy specialist at the Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
“[We have to] make sure that our efforts across the state are up to date, relevant and victim-centered so that we aren’t punishing victims for crimes that they didn’t commit because they are trafficked.”
Nh Faces Overlap of crime, mental illness: Jail Super Says 'they don't belong in concrete'
Union Leader October 22, 2022
Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said domestic violence, the leading cause of homicide in the state, is a choice.
"While mental illness can exacerbate violence issues, it does not cause violence, and the abusers still have control over their actions", Sexton said.
InDepth NH October 13, 2022
Some members of New Hampshire's press corps were invited to Thursday's special event at the state prison in Concord, a play featuring Kyle Buffum, the man convicted of trying to have a woman murdered in a brutal attack.
Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs at the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence said this type of production featuring a man convicted in masterminding a violent attack is a nightmare for survivors.
“We question the need to invite the media to cover a play being put on by state prisoners. We also question why a play that includes elements of murder and strangulation is being performed as a form of entertainment in a facility where many are being housed for those exact crimes,” Grady Sexton said. “This is anything but entertaining for victims; in fact, this is their worst nightmare. Seeing the face and name of their perpetrator in the news can significantly set a victim back in their healing process. A victim of an attempted murder should never have to wake up to this egregious headline, and neither should members of a community who were shook by these heinous acts of violence.”