The Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts is a statewide nonprofit providing support to the participants and programs in all of New Hampshire’s Drug Courts. We firmly believe in our motto, “Drug Courts Work – They Transform Lives,” and we work in partnership with each of New Hampshire’s established and developing Drug Courts to help ensure the success of each participant and program.

Drug Courts are designed to work in conjunction with the criminal justice system by offering defendants whose offenses are substance abuse driven an alternative sentencing option. The Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts helps support each program and participant.

We welcome you to visit our web site and to join and support us in making a real difference in our communities.


The Friends of NH Drug Courts joins the “Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities” in observance of September as National Recovery Month to raise awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery and drug court programs and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

It’s critical that people experiencing mental and/or substance use disorders receive the support they need.  The reality is that behavioral health is essential to overall health.  Prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover.

Drug Courts work…they transform lives!

“I applaud the Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts and their commitment to partnering with state and local governments to support drug courts; representing the best of the Granite State’s collaborative efforts.”
Former New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

 “We all want to maintain the New Hampshire advantage and make our state a safe place to live and work. Community efforts like the Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts demonstrate the commitment of our citizens and community leaders to tackle the heroin epidemic at all levels.”
New Hampshire State Senator David Boutin

“If we want to reduce crime, save money and return people to the community as contributing members, then we need to be more creative about what we do with those offenders who have drug addiction and end up recycling through our jails and prisons. Drug Court is one of those options we can use to address the addiction crisis in our state and to make our state more safe. I am thrilled that the Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, a committed group of active community leaders, wants to support a better way to address crime and addiction.”
Chief Justice Tina Nadeau