YWCA ending supervised child visits due to costs
Joshua Savyon, 9, was killed by his father, Muni Savyon, during a supervised visit at the Manchester YWCA last August. (UNION LEADER FILE)
The visitation center was the scene of a murder-suicide last August, when Manchester resident Muni Savyon killed his 9-year-old son, Joshua, during a supervised visit.
Meanwhile, new federal regulations will prohibit agencies such as the YWCA from charging parents who use the service. The YWCA charged parents up to $70 an hour for visitation.
New Hampshire courts spokesman Carol Alfano said the court system was aware of the decision and would not comment on the matter.
David Bailinson warned that some parents will not be able to travel to Concord or Nashua, the closest visitation centers still in operation. A privately run visitation center in Amherst closed last month, Zulauf said.
Bailinson said state law presumes a child thrives when both parents are involved in the child’s life as much as possible.
Zulauf said she has explored funding with several sources and spoken to representatives from the offices of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rep. Carol Shea Porter, D-N.H. Should anything change, the YWCA will re-evaluate opening the center.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Derry Early Education Program to relocate - 0
- Manchester panel OKs new academic standards, despite Common Core criticism - 2
- Nashua school staff see tests as key to tracking student growth - 0
- Two Manchester schools off 'priority' list - 0
- Nashua officials seek advice on issue of student cellphone searches vs. privacy - 9
- Manchester school district makes bid to run Job Corps center - 2
- NEASC votes to reaccredit Central High - 1
- Londonderry school policy updates sought - 0
- New schedule feature will provide Nashua students with opportunities - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Another View -- Jayne Millerick: Dems scaring women by misleading them on contraception - 0
- Basket case: Saga of a supermarket - 0
- Patriots Notebook: Ongoing renovations in Foxborough - 0
- Three years later, investigation continues into homicide of Celina Cass - 0
- Nashua celebration in the works for Medal of Honor recipient - 0
- Fisher Cats down Senators in road trip opener - 0
- No water for Manchester sewer bill scofflaws? - 0
- New Boston mulch processing plant plans under review - 0
- Manchester Crimewatch: Defense attorney seeks home confinement for drug addict - 0
Market Basket walkout a future case study
UPDATED: Thousands of Market Basket employees rally; company board issues statement on purchase offer, reaffirms support for new CEOs
Basket case: Saga of a supermarket
- Should mortar-style firework sales to the public be prohibited?
- Total Votes: 1507