Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, also known as interpersonal violence, is a serious problem that affects people from all walks of life.  It can adversely affect the well being of perpetrators as well as victims/survivors. Ninety-five percent of domestic violence involves female victims/survivors and male perpetrators and 5% of the time males report as victims of violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of verbal, physical, sexual, psychological and/or economic behaviors intended to establish and maintain control over a partner in a current or former dating, married, or cohabiting relationship.  Interpersonal violence is found at about equal rates in heterosexual, gay and lesbian relationships.  NHTI is committed to working to assist students in an effort to end interpersonal violence and the cycle of violence in families.

  • During normal business hours, NHTI Health & Counseling ((603) 230-4043) will consult with any student who discloses they are concerned about or experiencing violence.  Referral information for follow-up assistance will be provided.
  • Students are encouraged to provide NHTI Campus Safety with a photocopy of Bail Conditions, Emergency, Temporary or Final Protective or Stalking Orders as obtained through police or a judge as well as a photograph or physical description of the perpetrator. NHTI is able to honor Protection Orders only if a copy is on file with Campus Safety. Protection Orders should include directives from the judge regarding contact restrictions at NHTI if both parties are students.
  • Students are encouraged to save any threatening email or voice mail messages.  These can potentially be used for future legal action or can serve as evidence that an existing civil protection order was violated.  (Do NOT tape telephone conversations without telling the perpetrator he or she is being taped beforehand.  It is illegal to tape someone without his/her knowledge and renders such evidence useless.)
  • NHTI Campus Safety will assist students with parking and escort arrangements as needed.  For emergency assistance on campus, please use the Code Blue Emergency Call boxes or call NHTI Campus Safety at (603) 224-3287.
  • The 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline, may be contacted at 1-866-644-3574; or for Merrimack County residents only, 1-866-841-6229 to reach the local domestic and sexual violence crisis center for free, private, and anonymous assistance.
  • Students may contact the police at any time by dialing 9-1-1, or if using a campus phone, dial 9-9-1-1.
  • If a student is under the age of 18, an injury believed to have been caused by a criminal act must be reported to the police.  Even if there is no current injury, suspected child abuse must be reported under RSA 169-C.  There are no exceptions.
  • If a student is 18 years of age or older and is referred under Division of Elderly and Adult Services guidelines as dependent on others to manage personal, home, or financial affairs, the injury must be reported Pursuant to RSA 161-F: 46.
  • Students who do not fall into any of the categories above, but who have injuries caused by domestic violence or sexual assault, must be asked whether they object to having their injuries reported to the police.
  • The NHTI community is encouraged to refer students to NHTI Health & Counseling ((603) 230-4043), and/or Campus Safety ((603) 224-3287) for assistance.

Campus Safety
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4042
Fax: (603) 230-9303

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