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Bar News - September 21, 2007

Bar Foundation News: Prisoners Given a Voice Through New Bar Foundation Funds


“With Justice Grant applications due on November 16, we are pleased to announce the availability of new funds through the Charles W. Dean Trust Fund,” says David Snyder, executive director of the NH Bar Foundation. “The NH Charitable Foundation recently named the Bar Foundation as the beneficiary of this fund, which was established at the Charitable Foundation on October 21, 1987. On June 5, 2007, the Bar Foundation’s Executive Committee voted to approve the receipt of the annual distribution from the Dean Trust Fund and to incorporate its distribution into our annual Justice Grants.” 

The Charles W. Dean Trust Fund provides prisoners at the New Hampshire State Prison, or persons accused of crimes, a means of telling their story relating to the crime of which they are imprisoned or charged, through newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, or other methods of communication.


Snyder went on to say, “Our 30-year history of making grants to organizations serving the legal needs of New Hampshire residents provides us with a solid base of knowledge about programs that would be eligible to use the Charles W. Dean Trust Fund for the stated purpose. In fact, during the past several years we have received requests for funding of such communications from the NH State Prison for Women and the Strafford County Department of Corrections Family Reception Center.”


For more information about the Justice Grants Program, please call Susan Noon, program and communications director, at 603-715-3253. Justice Grant information and application form is available online at








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