The Division of Adult Community Corrections provides community-based supervision and related services to convicted clients sentenced to probation or parole. Adult Community Corrections (ACC) is divided into three Regions with numerous Sub-Offices in each.
Cumberland and York Counties
Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc and Somerset Counties
Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington Counties
Main offices are located in Portland (Region 1), Lewiston (Region 2), and Bangor (Region 3).
The primary role of ACC is to supervise and case manage post-conviction clients who are either on probation or are still under supervision after being released from a county jail or from a state correctional facility. Case management is driven by using an evidence-based risk assessment to identify criminogenic needs to be addressed by a comprehensive case plan. The case plan outlines targeted treatment and program interventions to reduce criminal behavior and promote pro-social behaviors. Probation officers also use graduated sanctions to reduce probation violations and graduated incentives to encourage growth and positive change. Probation officers provide other essential duties such as pardons and commutation investigations for the Governor’s office, pre-sentence investigations for the courts, post-sentence, pre-parole, furloughs and other investigations for the correctional facilities. Adult Community Corrections is also responsible for the administration of the Interstate Commissioner for Adult Offender Supervision.
Probation is a court-ordered term of community supervision with specified conditions for a determinant period of time that cannot exceed the maximum sentence for the offense. It is imposed on an adjudicated client who is placed under supervision in lieu of or subsequent to incarceration, with a requirement to comply with certain standards of conduct.
Adult Community Corrections is committed to a new model of corrections, one promoting the safety and wellbeing of staff and clients, while also ensuring community clients see fewer barriers as they meaningfully engage with rehabilitative-focused services. This operating philosophy, known as the Maine Model of Corrections, is founded in the principles of normalization and humanization, with emphasis on destigmatization, respect, and modernization of the Department as a whole.