2017 Court Access and Fairness
2017 Youth Recidivism: Diversion to Discharge in Maine's Juvenile Justice System
2017 Youth Recidivism Report:
2017 Unsealed Fate: The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine - Executive Summary
The Maine Statistical Analysis Center
(SAC) is part of a nationwide network
of SACs that are represented by the
Justice Research and Statistics
Association (JRSA). The Maine SAC
is encouraging justice oriented
researchers to join
has many benefits.
FMI, please click on the following link: www.jrsa.org
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.
Bangor Daily News - June 12, 2018
A city program that trains Bangor police officers how to connect low-level drug offenders with a caseworker to help them avoid jail has enrolled fewer than half as many people as expected during its first year. See story here: Bangor struggles to find success with program aimed at reducing drug arrests.
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:
The Conversation we need to have about Long Creek
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:
Youth Justice in Maine Summit: Summary and Recommendations
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.
FMI, please click on the following link: Inspired Leaders Shaping Cities (IDA)
The Maine SAC was awarded this year’s Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award at the recent 2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice held in Long Beach, CA for Unsealed Fate:
The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine.
The report was written by Susy Hawes, Erica King, Mara Sanchez, and George Shaler. The publication was one of
just four reports recognized at the Forum.
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."