Other issue areas
Updated July 20, 2017
Policy Work - Juvenile Justice
For years, New Hampshire has incarcerated children for less serious offenses than the country as a whole, and kept them away from their communities for longer. Over 70% of children committed to the Sununu Youth Services Center (formerly YDC) have emotional or other disabilities. During the 2013 session, DRC was instrumental in creating statutory standards and procedures which make it more difficult to remove non-dangerous children from their homes and which favor rehabilitation in community settings. Kevin Landrigan, a reporter for the Nashua Telegraph characterized the statutory changes as the most significant juvenile reforms in 30 years.
Individual Advocacy - Accommodations in prison
2004: NH State Prison Access/Accommodation Case Settles
The DRC does not handle criminal cases.