2010 Annual Report Data* (.ppt 346kb)
An interactive tool with 2010 detention, economic and education data by county and region.
Reports and Publications
Annual Juvenile Recidivism Report 2011 (1.59 mb .pdf)
2011 Annual Report (.pdf 306KB)
2010 Annual Report (.pdf 263KB)
2009 Annual Report (.pdf 126KB
2008 Annual Report (.pdf 4.9KB)
- Deviant Peer Contagion
- Deviant Peer Contagion* (pdf 122kb):Findings from the Duke Executive Sessions on Deviant Peer Contagion
Deviant Peer Influences* (pdf 165kb)
Deviant Peer Influences Fact Sheet* (pdf 134kb)
- Gender Responsiveness in the Juvenile Justice System
- Gender Responsiveness (166
(79 kb .pdf)
- Abigail Comee-McCourt, JJAG Intern
Gender responsive programming
works to find the cause of the girls’ status offenses and help them
to overcome them. If the status offense is substance abuse, for example,
gender responsive programming is designed to deal with the emotional
or familial problems that cause the girl to use in the first place.
More importantly, gender responsive programming in facilities works
on these problems when a girl is first committed, not just when they
are detained for violations. If we can eliminate the problems or stressors
that cause a girl to use drugs or run away before we release them back
into the community, the rate of recidivism will drop.
- A Survey of Maine Police Departments
- Diversion Survey Report
(318 kb .doc)
- Hannah Kiernan, JJAG Intern
- According to research and the survey data, juvenile substance abuse
is a significant issue in Maine. Many alcohol and drug offenses are
often non-violent first-time offenses and early intervention is critical
in rehabilitating these juveniles. Diversion programs are a beneficial
alternative to incarceration but there are only a few programs currently
offered in Maine. The police departments who utilize these programs,
such as JumpStart or Healthy Androscoggin, have positive reports about
their success with juveniles. Other communities would benefit greatly
from adopting similar programs so that more juveniles can be given
a second chance to succeed in life and in their community. Not all
program participants will necessarily be a success story, and some
will re-offend and will probably be incarcerated. However, there will
undoubtedly be some participants who will learn from these programs
and who will make positive life changes. The time and effort put into
operating these programs is absolutely worthwhile and detrimental for
the health and growth of our communities in Maine.
- Disproportionate Minority Contact
- DMC September 2005 (126 kb .rtf)
- Moire Kenny and Tatyana Mishina, Research Associates, Maine Statistical
- Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) refers to
the overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice
system in certain areas of the United States. Because research at the
national level has demonstrated that minority youth are often overrepresented
at key decision points, such as arrest and confinement in juvenile
detention centers, in a state’s juvenile justice system, the Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) requires
all states to assess whether DMC exists in their jurisdiction. This
report describes Maine’s first attempt to not only identify whether
DMC exists, but also to evaluate gaps in current data systems and the
quality of the available data to assess Maine’s capacity to effectively
identify DMC. This evaluation of the data systems and the quality of
the data they provide will inform the state about potential next steps
to take to ensure the quality of its juvenile DMC data.
- School Expulsion / Suspension Report
- School Expulsion / Suspension
Report (January 2003 98 kb .pdf)
Expulsion / Suspension Report (January 2003 426 kb .doc)
- The purpose of this document is to answer six research
questions using Maine data sources and school discipline
policies. The questions are:
- Who is suspended / expelled?
- Why are they suspended / expelled?
- What happens after the initial disposition?
- What are the needs of the suspended / expelled
- What are the university of Maine Local Education
Agency (LEA) suspension / expulsion policies?
- What models exist to provide schools with intensive
supervision resources to support high-risk youth?
- Secure Detention of Youth in Maine
- What Can We Do to Reduce
the Number of Youth in Secure Detention in Maine? (.pdf)
- This paper addresses detention in Maine's two secure detention
centers and provides a portrait of the centers and the youth