For Immediate Release
June 22, 2022
Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications
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Labor of Love Leads to National Leadership Post for Dedicated NH DOJ Staff Member
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella is proud to announce that Lisa Lamphere, Coordinator of the New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program and Address Confidentiality Program, has just been elected President of The National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB) in Washington, D.C. Lamphere's peers from Crime Victim Compensation Programs in States all across the country voted her into the national leadership post at the NACVCB's National Conference in Alexandria, VA.
"While I was proud to learn Lisa's news, I was in no way surprised. She is a true leader in her field, and absolutely devoted to helping crime victims," said AG Formella. "When her peers across the U.S. have victim compensation questions, Lisa is the person they reach out to for guidance."
Founded in 1977, the NACVCB promotes an exchange of information and ideas through a nationwide network of victim compensation programs. The Association advances better methods for serving crime victims through various training and technical assistance activities, helping its members establish sound administrative practices, achieve fiscal stability, and engage in effective outreach, communication and advocacy.
"Recovering from violence or abuse is difficult enough without having to worry about how to pay for the cost of medical care or counseling," said Lamphere. "By connecting with peers across the country through NACVCB, we've been able to share and develop best practices. These connections ultimately improve the New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program, along with similar programs across the United States, and thus enhance services to crime victims nationwide."
Lamphere first came to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office as a Notre Dame College intern. Eventually, after beginning her career at Manchester's McLane Middleton law firm, Lisa opted to return to the AG's Office for a career in public service. She would go on to spend 14 years as a paralegal in the Consumer Protection and Civil Bureaus. During that time Lisa developed a passion for working with crime victims, which ultimately drew her to victim services and her current Coordinator role, a post she has held for a dozen years now. Lisa is also a member of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the New Hampshire Sexual Assault and Nurse Advisory Board.
"The New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program provides substantial financial assistance to crime victims and their families; and, while no amount of money can erase the trauma and grief victims suffer, this aid can be crucial in the aftermath of crime," said Lamphere. "By paying for care that helps restore victims' physical and mental health, and by replacing lost income for victims who cannot work, the compensation program is assisting victims and their families in direct ways."
Victims' Compensation can pay for a wide variety of expenses and losses related to criminal injury, sexual assault or homicide. This program assists with medical care, mental health treatment, funerals, lost wages, security systems, travel costs to receive treatment, moving expenses, reimbursement for clothing or bedding held as evidence by police in a sexual assault and removal of identifying tattoos or markings of human trafficking.
From January 1- March 31 2022 The Victims' Compensation Program paid $152,760.31 in crime-related expenses to New Hampshire victims.
Below is a look at the total payout of crime-related expenses in recent years:
For more information about the New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program click here.