Best Practices

Dr. Ryan Thornell, Deputy Commissioner

The Division of Correctional Programming and Services is committed to serving the State of Maine by ensuring residents—from the recently incarcerated to the long-term committed—leave our facilities with the skills, treatment, and education needed to succeed after their period of incarceration.

To ensure effectiveness we monitor programming by:

  • Regularly reporting on key performance measure outcomes
  • Ensuring programming and treatment services are evidence-based and adhere to national best practices
  • Making quality, appropriate programming accessible to appropriate residents
  • Monitoring programs and program delivery for fidelity
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring staff to enhance their proficiency in delivering programs and services
  • Using current technology for program delivery