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Justice Policy

Oksana Fearon

Research Analyst II

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Phone: (312) 726-3152

Oksana Fearon is a Research Analyst at the Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. She is currently working on the VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative project, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women. She is originally from Russia where she received her Masters in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications, and BA in Economics. She is currently enrolled in a graduate program in Public Policy and Management with concentrations in Organizational Management.

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