Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:38-a
- Child: means any person who has not reached his eighteenth birthday. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
- children: means any individual who is under the age of 18 years. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
- Department: means the department of health and human services. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
- justice: when applied to a magistrate, shall mean a justice of a municipal court, or a justice of the peace having jurisdiction over the subject-matter. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:12
The department of health and human services and the department of justice shall jointly develop a standardized protocol for the interviewing of victims and the investigation and assessment of cases of child abuse and neglect. The protocol shall seek to minimize the impact on the victim. The protocol shall also be designed to protect the rights of all parties affected The protocol shall specifically address the need to establish safe and appropriate places for interviewing children.