Domestic Violence http://nhpr.org en N.H. Legislature Passes Domestic Violence Protection For Pets http://nhpr.org/post/nh-legislature-passes-domestic-violence-protection-pets <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">New Hampshire lawmakers have passed legislation that includes household pets in orders designed to protect victims of domestic violence.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:37:02 +0000 Associated Press 49697 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Legislature Passes Domestic Violence Protection For Pets Turning Points Network Helping To End Abusive Relationships http://nhpr.org/post/turning-points-network-helping-end-abusive-relationships <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives. While trying to overturn those numbers with its&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">community-based violence prevention programs,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.free-to-soar.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Turning Points Network</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> helps victims of domestic and sexual violence escape abusive relationships.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 48561 at http://nhpr.org Turning Points Network Helping To End Abusive Relationships N.H. Senate Passes Bill To Include Pets In Domestic Violence Orders http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-passes-bill-include-pets-domestic-violence-orders <p>The New Hampshire Senate has passed a bill to include household pets in orders protecting victims of domestic violence.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill expands the orders to include pets in cases involving stalking and domestic violence. The bill would allow judges to grant custody of any domestic pets or farm animals to the victim and issue an order barring the abuser from harming or disposing of the animal.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill passed Thursday on a voice vote without debate. It now goes to the House for review.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 48635 at http://nhpr.org As Manchester Visitation Program Ends, Families May End Up On Wait Lists http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-visitation-program-ends-families-may-end-wait-lists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Manchester YWCA is ending its supervised visitation program, as of this weekend.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:31:04 +0000 Michael Brindley 47990 at http://nhpr.org As Manchester Visitation Program Ends, Families May End Up On Wait Lists Domestic Violence Bill To Become Law After Passage In The House http://nhpr.org/post/domestic-violence-bill-become-law-after-passage-house <p></p><p>A bill that would make domestic violence a specific crime in New Hampshire is on its way to becoming law, after the House overwhelmingly passed it Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:48:02 +0000 Michael Brindley 47665 at http://nhpr.org Domestic Violence Bill To Become Law After Passage In The House N.H. House To Vote On Domestic Violence Protection For Pets http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-vote-domestic-violence-protection-pets <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Household pets could be protected in court orders protecting victims of domestic violence under a bill before the New Hampshire House.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Associated Press 45169 at http://nhpr.org Housing Discrimination Bill Narrowly Passes House http://nhpr.org/post/housing-discrimination-bill-narrowly-passes-house <p>This week, the New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against renters with Section 8 vouchers and victims of domestic violence.</p><p>After the House initially tabled the bill last week, lawmakers amended it to more tightly define victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. They now must have a current, final protective order.</p><p>The bill goes to the Senate next where it faces a tougher debate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:55:30 +0000 Ryan Lessard 45090 at http://nhpr.org Housing Discrimination Bill Narrowly Passes House Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill http://nhpr.org/post/senate-passes-domestic-violence-bill <p></p><p>The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would establish a separate crime of domestic violence.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:47:34 +0000 Michael Brindley 43509 at http://nhpr.org Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill Plan to Create Crime Of Domestic Violence Wins Strong Backing http://nhpr.org/post/plan-create-crime-domestic-violence-wins-strong-backing <p>This bill wouldn’t change any existing laws but would groups them together in &nbsp;new section of the criminal statutes.</p><p></p><p>According to backers like, Earl Sweeney, the state’s Assistant Safety Commissioner, such a re-codification could save lives.</p><p>“This is very important bill. The majority of murders that occur in the state every year are the result of a domestic violence situation, many times something that’s been festering for many many years.”</p><p>NH is one of just 15 states without that doesn’t consider domestic violence a specific crime.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:58:36 +0000 Josh Rogers 41840 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For January 13 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-january-13 <p></p><p></p><p>This week, the legislature returns and hears new bills. Up before the Senate judiciary committee are a proposal to establish domestic violence as a separate crime and one requiring certain persons with mental illness to be barred from owning guns and placed on a federal registry. On Thursday, the House holds its first hearing on a bill to repeal the death penalty.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:36:06 +0000 Josh Rogers 41760 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For January 13 Report: Man Who Shot Son At Manchester YWCA Was Not Searched http://nhpr.org/post/report-man-who-shot-son-manchester-ywca-was-not-searched <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man who killed his 9-year-old son and then himself during a supervised visit at the Manchester YWCA in August was not searched before entering the building.</span></p><p>The state Attorney General’s office released its <a href="http://doj.nh.gov/media-center/press-releases/2013/documents/20131107-manchester-murder-suicide-report.pdf" target="_blank">final report</a> on the incident on Thursday.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:41:47 +0000 Michael Brindley 38156 at http://nhpr.org Report: Man Who Shot Son At Manchester YWCA Was Not Searched N.H. Domestic Violence Services Struggle After State, Federal Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/cuts-force-nh-domestic-violence-programs-turn-away-some-seeking-help <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Domestic violence programs in New Hampshire are turning away some of the people coming to them for help each year.&nbsp; This follows a series of state and federal budget cuts. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:13:01 +0000 Amanda Loder 32553 at http://nhpr.org The Reality Of Domestic Violence in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/reality-domestic-violence-new-hampshire <p>The <a href="http://www.cccnh.org/">Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire</a> marks its 35th anniversary with an event tonight at <a href="http://www.redrivertheatres.org/now-showing/special-events/">Red River Theatres in Concord</a>. On the program is a screening of <em><a href="http://invisiblewarmovie.com/">The Invisible War</a>,</em> the Oscar-nominated documentary about sexual assault in the military that is now being used to educate members of the Armed Forces.&nbsp; <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/invisible-war">We spoke on this program to the film’s director about how sexual violence is tolerated</a> – even expected in the military culture – and how rarely such offenses are prosecuted.&nbsp; But the reality is that those experiences are not unique to the military… in a new study to be released by the <a href="http://www.nhcadsv.org/Final-NHCADSV-SexAssault.pdf">New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence</a>, the similarities between what happens here and in the military are made evident.&nbsp; It is a sobering reminder that domestic and sexual violence crimes are an all too common occurrence, even in New Hampshire. joining us today to discuss their roles in educating the public about domestic violence are two women who are on the front lines.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:34:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25713 at http://nhpr.org Impasse in Washington Has N.H. Domestic Violence Advocates Worried http://nhpr.org/post/impasse-washington-has-nh-domestic-violence-advocates-worried <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) like to point out that since its passage in 1994, incidents of domestic violence are down by more than 50% nationwide.</span></p><p>But they also say this isn’t about stats, this is about people like Carrie Ann, who requested that her last name not be used.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:24:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 20134 at http://nhpr.org Impasse in Washington Has N.H. Domestic Violence Advocates Worried A Different Sort of Fallout http://nhpr.org/post/different-sort-fallout <p>It’s been weeks since <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/30/us/sandy-records/index.html">Superstorm Sandy</a> came ashore in New Jersey. Still, thousands remain displaced or without power. Touring damaged areas of New York City last week, President Obama said one thing of the ongoing recovery that’s hard to dispute:<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/11/15/transcript-of-obamas-remarks-on-staten-island/"> “It’s not going to be easy.” Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:28:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17116 at http://nhpr.org A Different Sort of Fallout