Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Maine / New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor Events Room - USM Glickman Library
Contact Name: 
Sheri Moulton
Contact Phone: 
207.780.5871
Contact Email: 
moulton@usm.maine.edu

Vision

To serve a greater number of victims in Maine and New Hampshire.

Mission

To develop and offer a comprehensive academically-based, foundational level training academy to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other Professionals who work with victims of crime.

Purpose of Academy

The goal of the Academy is to help Advocates become more skilled in their professions and to create a way for ongoing victim service professional development.  The Academy is a comprehensive academically based foundation level training to help build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other professionals who work with victims.  While some participants have previous training in their area of specialization, the Academy provides an overview and in-depth understanding of the entire field of victimization, victim rights and victim assistance. 

Academy Goals

  • To promote critical thinking and broaden perspectives on victimization and victim response systems.
  • To expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim service field.
  • To provide an opportunity to network with people from other victim services and allied professionals.
  • To increase participant knowledge of national, state and local resources.

Justice Research

Cover: Maine Crime and Justice Data Book 2014

Using the most recent public safety, corrections, and court data available, the Maine Crime and Justice Data Book presents a portrait of the state's crime and justice indicators, including 10-year trends in Maine and comparisons with northern New England and the U.S. at large.

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