This summary reflects what is happening with the young people who encounter Maine’s juvenile justice system at various points of contact (e.g., diversion, community supervision, commitment).
FOUR SYSTEM RESPONSES – DJS (2014-2018)
These youth have been referred to DOC, which has determined that it is in the best interest of the juvenile, his/her victim(s), and the community to resolve the case without pressing formal charges. These youth had a two-year recidivism rate of 11%.
These youth had formal charges brought against them, were adjudicated by a judge, and were subsequently placed under the supervision of DOC within the community. These youth had a two-year recidivism rate of 32%.
- COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION
These youth have been adjudicated, committed to a secure facility, and then released back into the community for additional supervision. These youth had a one-year recidivism rate of 45%.
Discharged youth have been adjudicated, committed to a secure juvenile facility, and subsequently discharged from all supervision. These youth had a two-year recidivism rate of 48%.