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Children and Families
The Attorney General’s Office is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of Maine’s children and families. In addition to our work with the Department of Health and Human Services, we work to prevent underage drinking, internet exploitation of children, and underage drinking.
Domestic violence: Domestic violence continues to be a serious problem in Maine. This page contains information about domestic violence in Maine, where to go for help, and what you can do to help prevent domestic violence in Maine.
Child Care/Day Care: Finding a safe and trustworthy day care provider can be one of the most difficult tasks that a parent faces. This page has the information parents need to know about laws that govern child care and how to find a day care.
Child Support & Paternity: Many Mainers have trouble collecting child support from absent or uninvolved parents. This page contains information about the child support collection process in Maine, the role of the AG’s office in that process, and places for parents to go for help in collecting child support.
Underage drinking: Attorney General Rowe fully supports the U.S. Surgeon General’s efforts to curb underage drinking. This page contains information about the resources available on underage drinking and its prevention.
Internet Exploitation of Children: Along with the many benefits of the Internet come many dangers, especially for children. This page contains information on protecting children from Internet exploitation.