Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Maureen Baker

Policy Associate I


229A Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5869

Maureen Baker serves as the Training Coordinator where she designs and implements synchronous and asynchronous distance learning programs for national VAWA MEI program grantees. She also leads grantee trainings and data analyses work on the Supervised Visitation program grant and the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant program. Maureen provides training and technical assistance on data reporting to OVW Technical Assistance providers.

Maureen has a passion for training, group facilitation, and strategic planning especially as it relates to building collaborative relationships across diverse social service systems. Throughout her career, she has worked with professionals in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, substance abuse, and criminal justice to identify and minimize barriers to integrated service delivery.  In addition, she has over fifteen years experience in the field of domestic violence, both as an advocate for battered women and children and as a community educator.

In addition to her work with VAWA MEI, she is the Project Director for the Maine/ New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy where she coordinates professional development opportunities for crime victim advocates in Maine and New Hampshire

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Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning with Battered Women
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
University of Maine School of Law - Moot Court Room

The Muskie School/Cutler Institute/Justice Policy Program and the University of Maine School of Law are offering the Risk Assessment/Safety Planning Brown Bag for the USM and greater Portland communities, as well as for the partners and colleagues of the Tri-County Advocacy Project, Lewiston, Maine.   Our goal is to create more dynamic collaboration between lawyers, law students, victim advocates, allied professionals and community members in engaging with battered women in the process of risk assessment and safety planning. 

The Brown Bag is free and open to the public.  Pizza available.  Small donation requested.

Registration is not required.  However, please advise Danielle Layton of your plan to participate.  She can be reached at or 228-8485.  If sending an email, please put Brown Bag in the subject line

Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Join the USM Muskie School, Justice Policy Program for a brown bag lunch: Sexual Assault in the Military Film and Discussion, Wednesday, December 12th, noon - 2:00 p.m.

About the Film - The Invisible War is an investigative documantary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

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Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Greater Portland

Join the Justice Policy program for a brown bag discussion of sex trafficking and exploitation on October 31

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