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.
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."