Child Welfare

Child Abuse Action Network

The Child Abuse Action Network (CAAN) is a multi-disciplinary, public and private sector committee committed to enhancing the professional and public response to child abuse in Maine. CAAN works toward this goal by providing training, helping develop needed resources, and facilitating the inter-disciplinary coordination of the public and private sectors in efforts designed to reduce and eliminate child maltreatment.

CAAN members participated on the Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse. The Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse was formed in response to Public Law 2003, Chapter 711, Section D-1.

The Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse made its report to the First Regular Session of Maine Legislature in January 2005. The report recommends a public health approach to the prevention of sexual abuse. The report and its Appendix C (Sex Offending by Maine Youth, Their Offenses and Characteristics, October 2001, Parts I and II) are published and printable under links below.

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Report of the Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse -(Word Format*) (PDF Format*)

Appendix C: Sex Offending by Maine Youth, Their Offenses and Characteristics, October 2001, Part I -( Word Format*) (PDF Format*)

Appendix C: Sex Offending by Maine Youth, Their Offenses and Characteristics, October 2001, Part II - (Word Format*) (PDF Format*)


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