LACONIA — The Belknap Family Violence Prevention Council met for its annual meeting March 6 at the Laconia Police Department. New Officers were elected: Erica Brough, Chair, Elizabeth Newell, Vice-Chair, and Eliza Phinney, Secretary. Members come from organizations including Lakes Region Child Care Services, Laconia District Court, New Beginnings, Laconia Police Department, Catholic Charities NH, Lakes Region Child Advocacy Center, Genesis Behavioral Health, DCYF and Lakes Region Community Services.
The Family Violence Prevention Council was founded in 2003 as part of regional councils around the State of NH. It remains as one of the two councils still active in the State. To further its mission to promote safe and violence-free living environments for children and families throughout Belknap County through education and awareness activities, and advocacy and treatment interventions, Kitty Kiefer will speak at the Tuesday, April 7 meeting about New Beginnings' efforts to address Domestic Violence during April, Sexual Assault Awareness month.
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