Previous Projects

State Sentencing Summit - 2007

One of the recommendations from the May 2007 Status Report of the combined Appropriations and Criminal Justice Sub-committee on Corrections was the establishment of a summit:

Request district attorneys, judges, county commissioners, and the Department of Corrections to establish a summit to highlight best practices currently in use. It is the intent of the sub-committee for these entities to develop strategies and make recommendations. These agencies will be required to report back to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety with findings and recommendations upon conclusion of the summit.

The summit was held in Augusta on October 30, 2007.

Summit Agenda

PowerPoint Presentation:  Analysis of Sentences and Probation Conditions of MDOC clients 2004-2007 (PowerPoint file 565 KB)

Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse

The Committee to Prevent Sexual Abuse was formed in response to Public Law 2003, Chapter 711, Section D-1 and 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 from links below.

Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management, and Incarceration of Prisoners (CISSMIP)