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Information for Victims

Listed below are some informational pamphlets, if you would like further information please feel free to contact Kristin Maki, Victim Witness Advocate at
(603) 610-7464

10th Circuit - District Division - Portsmouth Court
111 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801-4490

Justice : Hon. Sawako Gardner
Clerk : Diane Caron
Phone : 1-855-212-1234
Hours : Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Jurisdiction : City of Portsmouth and the towns of Newington, Greenland, Rye, and New Castle.

Directions to Portsmouth District Court (click here)
  • From the north: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 7 (Market Street). At the bottom of the ramp turn left. Once you reach Market Square, you must turn right. Proceed to first traffic light and turn left onto Fleet Street. Cross over two streets (State Street and Court Street). You will see the Central Fire Station diagonal on the left. Cross over and the Courthouse is directly behind the Fire Station. You will see the municipal parking lot on the left.

  • From the south: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 3. At the lights take a right and go through the next light. You will pass a large cemetery on the right and come to a traffic light. Go through the light and proceed to a "Y" intersection. At the intersection, bear right to a traffic light and go through that light. Keep going straight and you will go through a blinking, yellow light and to another traffic light. At the light keep going straight. Continue on to the top of a small hill. You will see a sign on the left that says "City of Portsmouth, Municipal Complex". Take that left. After passing ponds on the left and right, take a left onto Parrott Avenue. The Courthouse is the first building on the right, next to a parking lot.

  • From the west via Route 101: Take route 101 and toward Exeter then pick up route 33 in Exeter heading toward Portsmouth. After going over a railroad bridge you will pass a large cemetery on the right. Keep to the right until you come to a traffic light at the intersection of Peverly Hill Road and Middle Road. Go through the light and proceed to a "Y" intersection. At the intersection, bear right to a traffic light and go through that light. Keep going straight and you will go through a blinking, yellow light and to another traffic light. At the light keep going straight. Continue on to the top of a small hill. You will see a sign on the left that says "City of Portsmouth, Municipal Complex". Take that left. After passing ponds on the left and right, take a left onto Parrott Avenue. The Courthouse is the first building on the right, next to a parking lot.

  • From the west via Route 4: After passing over the bridge into Newington, keep to the left to downtown Portsmouth (Market Street Extension and Market Street). Keep straight. Once you reach Market Square, you must turn right. Proceed to first traffic light and turn left onto Fleet Street. Cross over two streets (State Street and Court Street). You will see the Central Fire Station diagonal on the left. Cross over and the Courthouse is directly behind the Fire Station. You will see the municipal parking lot on the left.

  • From the south via Route 1: In Portsmouth after passing the Dinnerhorn/Bratskellar Restaurant and Dunkin Donuts on the left, keep to the right through a traffic light. See sign for Downtown. Turn right at next traffic light, Lafayette Road and South Street.

RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS

A Safe Place
PH: 1-800-854-3552
http://asafeplacenh.org/newsite/wordpress/
A Safe Place is a non-profit organization that provides free shelter and support services for those who need them. All services are free and confidential. Domestic abuse is not an easy thing to talk about, but it's something that is happening to someone you know right now.

Sexual Assault Support Services
PH: 1-888-747-7070
http://www.sassnh.org/
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse, sexual assault and stalking, while supporting victims, survivors and others impacted by sexual violence. SASS offers a variety of services which can be found on their website.

DCYF
Division of Children, Youth & Families
PH: 1-800-894-5533
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcyf/
The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children and youth and their families. DCYF staff provide a wide range of family-centered services with the goal of meeting the needs of parents and their children and strengthening the family system.

Elder and Incapacitated Adult Abuse Reporting Line
PH: 1-800-300-4500
http://www.nhcadsv.org/elder_abuse.cfm
Elder Abuse and Incapacitated Adult Abuse are serious problems that impact hundreds of thousands of people in this country every day. This website may help assist you in determining if you or someone you know is a victim of Elder Abuse or Incapacitated Adult Abuse.

NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
PH: 603-224-8893
http://www.nhcadsv.org/
Victims can visit this website to learn more about domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. If you or someone you know is a victim of any of these crimes, it may be necessary to call the hotline listed above or dial one of the many hotlines listed on the website for different and more specific situations.  

Caring Unlimited
PH: 1-800-239-7298
http://www.caring-unlimited.org/
Each year Caring Unlimited responds to requests for help from thousands of individuals seeking assistance with domestic violence related issues. All of our programs are founded on a strength-based, empowerment-focused model that supports survivors in finding the safety, respect and freedom in their own home that each of us deserve.

State Domestic Violence Hotline
PH: 1-866-644-3574
http://www.nhcadsv.org/help-translations.cfm
If you believe your partner is abusing you, you can call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline for support, including information about your legal rights, support groups, and emergency shelter.

State Sexual Assault Hotline
PH: 1-800-277-5570
http://voicesagainstviolence.net/?page_id=523
If you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced domestic or sexual violence, you can contact the crisis center nearest you for information, referrals and support. In emergency situations, call 911. In non-emergency situations, you can talk to an advocate at your local crisis center about your options.

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every Day)
PH: 1-800-542-9904
https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initMap.do
VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is the National Victim Notification Network. It is a free, 24-hour telephone service/website that allows you to check on the custody status of inmates in the Rockingham County Department of Corrections and to register for automatic notification when an inmate is released, transferred or escapes.  

Crime Victim Compensation
PH: 1-800-300-4500 (in NH only) or (603) 271-1284.
The New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program helps innocent victims of violent crime in NH with expenses directly related to crime injuries. Should you require additional information please call: 1-800-300-4500 (in NH only) or (603) 271-1284.



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