Violence Prevention Resources

The Office of Child and Family Services houses Maine’s Violence Prevention Program, which includes the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program (SAFE). The Violence Prevention Program also provides a number of additional services and supports to victims and survivors through partnerships with the agencies below:

Domestic Violence

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV)

Domestic Violence Resource Centers:

Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking 

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA)

Sexual Assault Support Centers:

AMHC Sexual Assault Services (AMHC)
Aroostook, Hancock & Washington Counties

Immigrant Resource Center of Maine (IRCM)
Supporting Maine's refugee and immigrant communities 

Rape Response Services (RRS)
Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPARS)
Androscoggin, Oxford & Franklin Counties & the Towns of Bridgton & Harrison

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center (SAC&SC)
Kennebec & Somerset Counties

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM)
Cumberland & York Counties

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM)
Eastern Cumberland County, Sagadahoc, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties

Culturally Specific Gender-Based Violence Services

Legal Services

Services for Older Mainers

Additional Resources

  • Victim Witness Advocates located in the District Attorney’s offices throughout the state of Maine
  • The Maine Judicial Branch – Court Appointed Special Advocates and Guardians ad Litem
  • The Maine Office of the Attorney General – Victim Witness Advocates (VWA) and VWA Coordinator
  • Department of Corrections (DOC) – Victim Advocate in DOC’s Victim Services Program
  • University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy – Statewide Victim Services Needs Assessment
  • University of New England, School of Nursing and Population Health – Support of the SAFE Program

For more information about the Violence Prevention Program please contact:

Alicia Hunter, LSW
Violence Prevention Program Manager
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
2 Anthony Ave.
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-592-0315

If you are a provider of any of the above services, please click here to access the Violence Prevention Provider Resources page where important notices, including those related to grant funding, will be posted.