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News Release

For Immediate Release
June 20, 2013

Contact:
Joseph A. Foster, Attorney General
(603) 271-1202

National Association of Attorneys General President's Award Presented to Sandra Matheson, Director, Office of Victim/Witness Assistance, New Hampshire Attorney General's Office

At the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Summer Meeting held in Boston, Sandra Matheson of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office was presented with the Association's President's Award by Maryland Attorney General, Doug Gansler, President of NAAG. The award was in recognition of Ms. Matheson's 26 years of leadership in the field of victim justice and services.

Attorney General Joseph Foster applauded the decision of NAAG to give the award to Ms. Matheson. He said, "As Director of our Office of Victim/Witness Assistance, Sandi has been a pioneer in the national movement to establish victim advocate programs in each state and has been a leader in the implementation of victims' rights laws. Having served with 8 Attorneys General in NH over more than a quarter century and working with NAAG's national efforts to help victims of crime, Sandi is most deserving of this prestigious recognition."

The National Association of Attorneys General was founded in 1907. The Association fosters interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues, conducts policy research and analysis of issues, conducts training, and facilitates communication between the states' chief legal officers and all levels of government. The Association's members are the Attorneys General of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the chief legal officers of Commonwealths of Puerto Rico (Secretary of Justice) and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Below is link to a photo of current Attorney General Joseph Foster, former Attorney General Michael Delaney, Sandra Matheson and former Governor Stephen Merrill.

Photo of Attorney General Foster, former Attorney General Delaney, Sandra Matheson and former Governor Merrill


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