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Domestic violence review task force to issue report by March

Supreme Court of New Hampshire
Dan Tuohy
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NHPR
N.H. Supreme Court, Concord, N.H.

Among other things, the group will look at existing court "practice and procedure" in cases involving domestic violence allegations in New Hampshire.

A task force created to review domestic violence cases in New Hampshire's court system has to report its conclusions and recommendations to the state's supreme court by March 1, 2022.

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It was formed as the judicial branch reviewed the case of a woman who was shot, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, after a judge denied her request for a permanent protective order.

A court order issued Thursday says the group will look at existing court "practice and procedure" in cases involving domestic violence allegations; analyze the status of state law regarding domestic violence, including the legal definition of "abuse" and its relationship to intimate partner violence; and explore opportunities to give victims more access to lawyers.