Maine Youth Recidivism Report Released

For nearly two decades, the Maine Department of Corrections has used data to track, analyze, and report on youth involved in the juvenile justice system.  The goal of this research is to help assess the success of responses to system-involved youth by identifying...

Evaluation of Maine DOC’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Pilot Program

In February of 2019, in response to the high rates of opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Maine, Governor Mills signed an Executive Order to implement an immediate response to Maine’s opioid epidemic. Given that a substantial portion of the opioid-related deaths...

Maine Sexual Assault Kit Study Receives National Award

A report on the use of sexual assault kits in Maine, by the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy on behalf of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA), has received the Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award from...

School-Based Policing in Maine Report Released

This study was commissioned by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) to learn more about how SROs are deployed in Maine, and to understand if they are creating a culture of safety in Maine schools. This study collects existing national research on SROs, including...

2018 Positive Youth Outcomes Report Released

The Maine SAC recently released the 2018 POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System.   This report highlights how the Maine Department of Corrections (DOC) Juvenile Division is aligning its programs, practices, and policy toward the result of...