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NH Mutual Bancorp aids NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, NH Legal Assistance launches more user-friendly website … and more
NH Mutual Bancorp aids NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp to donated four HP Laserjet Pro m404dn printers and 16 iPhone 8s to the NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.
The equipment is part of a replacement plan for electronic and digital tools at NHMB, the company said, and the printers will help support the advocacy work that NHCADSV provides survivors. The cell phones will be given to individuals of domestic violence and sexual assault to help them in their current crisis, supporting and empowering survivors as they seek safety and healing.
NH Division for Children, Youth and Families hires new director
New Hampshire has hired a new director for the Division for Children, Youth and Families.
Jeff Fleischer will start his new role as director of the NH Division of Children, Youth and Families on Aug. 1.
The former longtime head of Youth Advocate Programs, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit that provides community alternatives to incarceration and out-of-home placements, Fleischer has also served as chair of the National Human Service Assembly.
In a press release, the NH Department of Health and Human Services said Fleischer has extensive experience working with child welfare agencies and developing community-based alternatives to incarceration and out-of-home placements for youth.
Fleischer will replace former DCYF director Joe Ribsam, who stepped down last month.
Newbury confirmed for Safety Department post
The Executive Council has unanimously confirmed the appointment of Amy L. Newbury as director of the NH Department of Safety’s Division of Administration.
Newbury, whose confirmation came June 14, has served as chief of the Bureau of Family Assistance at the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Before that, she served as assistant director of finance and administration at the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services.
She is scheduled to be sworn in July 14.
NH Legal Assistance launches more user-friendly website
NH Legal Assistance has launched a new website with the goal of making access to legal resources as user-friendly as possible.
NHLA said its refreshed website includes improvements related to access for people with disabilities and access for people who speak languages other than English. It also will feature tools that aim to increase the prominence of information about applying for legal services through NHLA’s partner organization, 603 Legal Aid, and to simplify navigation pertaining to specific areas of law.
“We hope the updated website will be useful to our community because the world of civil law is huge, and NHLA is highly specialized in certain areas of law practice, such as housing, public benefits and domestic violence,” said NHLA Executive Director Sarah Mattson Dustin. “We want people to know they’re in the right place, because it’s a frustrating experience to have to call around to a lot of different resources. Our goal is to make understanding NHLA’s civil legal services as easy as possible.”