New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications | 603-573-6103

Jane E. Young, Deputy Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Geoffrey W. R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Criminal Justice Bureau | (603) 271-3671

Release of First Bi-Annual Report From Jeffrey T. Maher, Independent Compliance Overseer for St. Paul's School

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the release of the first bi-annual report authored by Jeffrey T. Maher, the Independent Compliance Overseer for St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.

On September 13, 2018, the Attorney General's Office entered into a Settlement Agreement with St. Paul's School. The Agreement resolved this Office's investigation into St. Paul's School without a criminal proceeding in order to facilitate the protection of children at St. Paul's School, and to ensure a system of accountability, oversight, transparency, and training at the school.

The Agreement called for the oversight of St. Paul's School for a period of up to five years and included the selection of a Compliance Overseer who would be embedded on the St. Paul's School campus and tasked with reporting at least bi-annually to the Attorney General's Office regarding St. Paul's School's compliance with all of the terms of the Agreement.

On December 21, 2018, this Office announced that Jeffrey T. Maher had been selected to serve as the Compliance Overseer. Mr. Maher began serving as the Compliance Overseer on February 4, 2019.

Attached is the first bi-annual report submitted by Mr. Maher. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, this report is being released by the Attorney General's Office.

First Bi-Annual Report for St. Paul's School Portable Document Format Symbol

"This bi-annual report delivers on the Agreement's intended purpose--bringing unparalleled transparency that will lead to continued improvements aimed at student welfare and safety," said Attorney General MacDonald. "I commend Jeffrey Maher for his commitment in fulfilling the terms of the Agreement and maintaining a strong, ongoing dialogue with this Office."

The Agreement can be found here: Portable Document Format Symbol

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