Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Maine Marks

This project developed of a set of indicators to measure and track child, family, and community well-being over time. Primary activities included: 1) engagement with the multi-agency representatives of the Governor's Children's Cabinet to identify priority areas and indicators, 2) development of data to populate/update selected indicators, and 3) refinement and maintenance of a website to disseminate data and information about the indicators. The website provides a single point of entry for the public, scholars, and policymakers interested in data and information about key indicators of child well-being in Maine.

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State and Wabanaki Tribes Sign Truth and Reconciliation Mandate

Wabanaki Chiefs and Governor LePage signing mandate

On June 29, 2012, five Wabanaki Chiefs and Governor Paul LePage signed a Mandate document commencing the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission to examine Maine child welfare practices affecting Wabanaki people.

The ceremony represents a historic agreement between Wabanaki Tribal Governments and the State of Maine to uncover and acknowledge the truth, create opportunities to heal and learn from the truth, and collaborate to operate the best child welfare system possible for Wabanaki children, a goal shared by all the signatories to the Mandate.


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