"It is my understanding that the law that went into effect is the first law in the country that specifically recognizes cold case homicide victims under victim's compensation statutes," Cushing said. "I am proud that New Hampshire is on the leading edge of meeting the needs of crime victims."....

"Whenever I consider criminal justice legislation, I always ask how does it impact the victims of crime," Cushing said. "I could see right away they were not being addressed, but the focus at the time was just getting the unit approved and up and running."

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