Legal Office

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Questions for the Prosecutor's Office? Please Call (603) 610-7404.


Questions for the Portsmouth District Court may be directed to 1-855-212-1234.

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

Justice: Hon. John Pendleton
Clerk: Tracy Meyer
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

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


Resources for Victims

To speak with our Victim Witness Advocate, Ryan Grogan, please call (603) 610-7467.

PH: 24 Hour Confidential Hotline 1-603-994-7233

SASS and A Safe Place have officially merged the two organizations to better serve our communities throughout Southeastern New Hampshire and those women, men and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Emerging as the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH.


Division of Children, Youth & Families
PH: 1-800-894-5533

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: 1-833-372-8311

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

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

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

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

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 Everyday)
PH: 1-800-542-9904

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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