Attorney & Victim Witness Assistance
The County Attorney's Office is located on Main Street in Newport. The County Attorney is a constitutionally elected official and is the chief law enforcement officer in the County. The County Attorney is charged with prosecution of felonies and misdemeanor appeals from the district courts and works in conjunction with the State Attorney General's Office, Sheriff's Department, NH State Police and local police departments.
In addition, the County Attorney represents the County in all civil matters involving the departments or agents of the county, and works with the medical referee in cases of untimely deaths. Along with the County Attorney, the County Attorney's Office employs a Deputy County Attorney, three Assistant County Attorneys, as well as three full time administrative assistants.
Victim Witness Program
The Attorney's Office also works closely with the Victim Witness Program. The Victim Witness Program was created to ensure that the rights of the victim are protected; reducing the impact the crime and resulting involvement in the criminal justice system has on the lives of victims and witnesses. The Sullivan County NH Attorney Office's Victim Witness program is partially funded through a state-federal grant through the NH State Department of Justice (DOJ) Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) program. Local and County resources also fund this program, which staffs two Victim Witness Program Coordinators.
Sullivan County, NH (government) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity, in the delivery of services and in employment practices. If you feel that you have been discriminated against as beneficiary of the NH DOJ funding received through the Sullivan County NH Victim Witness Program, please complete the following form.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE is a free service that offers peace of mind to victims of crime by providing access to timely and reliable offender information. Victims have the ability to call a toll-free number (1-800-542-9904), visit www.vinelink.com, or use the VINELink mobile app to anonymously check on an offender's custody status. Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in custody status via their choice of delivery method: in-app, phone, email, or text. TTY (hearing impaired) service is also available.