Welcome to the Maine Statistical Analysis Center
The Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) informs policy development and improvement of practice in Maine's criminal and juvenile justice systems. A partnership between the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Department of Corrections, SAC collaborates with numerous community-based and governmental agencies. SAC conducts applied research, evaluates programs and new initiatives, and provides technical assistance, consultation and organizational development services. The Maine Statistical Analysis Center is funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and supported by the Justice Research Statistics Association.
Maine SAC staff member, Erica King, authored an Op-ed that appeared on February 28, 2018 in the Bangor Daily News on Long Creek Youth Development Center. Story linked below:
On November 17, 2017, the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law hosted Youth Justice in Maine: Imagine a New Future at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine. The proceedings from the Summit, Youth Justice in Maine: Imagine a New Future Summit can be accessed below:
The 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Survey and the Maine Statistical Analysis Center were mentioned in the International Downtown Association's Downtown Districts at the Table: Planning for Safety and Security.
Jeff Sedgwick, JRSA’s Executive Director made the following remarks about the report, "The Unsealed Fate report is an excellent piece of policy analysis and demonstrates the importance of the Maine SAC’s role in informing the discussion around protecting juvenile records."