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Protocols for Abuse and Neglect Cases

Chapters 1A-11, Revised April 2003
Chapters 12-15, Revised and Effective January 1, 2018
Chapter 1A Revised and Effective June 1, 2020
Chapter 1B Added and Effective July 1, 2020

The Protocols Relative to Abuse and Neglect Cases and Permanency Planning  were made possible through a federal grant received by the New Hampshire Administrative Office of the Courts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 

The protocols are the result of a significant collaboration among the District Court, Family Division, Probate Court and Superior Court, as well as representatives from the Bar, Legislature, CASA, the Division for Children, Youth and Families, Judicial Council, law enforcement, the Attorney General's Office, foster parents and service providers.