Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Michelle Garcia Presents: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Liz Bilodeau
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4996
Contact Email:

Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Michelle Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime.

FREE and OPEN to the public.

Michelle Garcia is nationally known for her trainings that aim to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to respond effectively to stalking. This training from the Stalking Resource Center provides the tools for collaboration with the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners. The goal is to effectively respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold offenders accountable.

Note to USM faculty/staff: This event qualifies for 20 USM Wellness Program RiseUp points.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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2015 Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System Report

A new report released by the Muskie School of Public Service reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.

"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System" examines racial disparities in the system and provides recommendations on how to move toward racial equity. Robyn Dumont, Erica King and George Shaler of the Muskie School's Justice Policy Program authored the mixed-method report.

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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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