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November 17, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amanda Grady Sexton (603) 548-9377, firstname.lastname@example.org
“The victim clearly showed in her petition that she was in immediate danger, and we are devastated to learn a final restraining order was denied in this case. Sadly, 43 percent of final protective orders are denied in New Hampshire, and in some cases where the victim has suffered serious injuries and there is an ongoing criminal investigation,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, Director of Public Affairs for NHCADSV.
She continued, “We call on the courts to launch a comprehensive review of all recent restraining orders to ensure that judges are following all laws and protocols when making these life-altering decisions, and to seek advanced training on domestic violence for all judges presiding over these cases.”
If you or a loved one have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, you are not alone, and there is help. Advocates are available to provide support, information and create a plan for safety. Services are free and confidential.
NH’s 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline: 1-866-644-3574
About the Coalition:
NHCADSV is a statewide network of 12 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 12 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 www.nhcadsv.org.