Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Susan Walker

Reseach Analyst I/Project Coordinator


233F Wishcamper Center

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Phone: (207) 780-5870

Susan Walker is a Research Analyst and Project Coordinator 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 has been working at Muskie since July 2002. While working on the VAWA project she developed a system using Access databases to automate the cleaning of the data. She received her Masters in Public Policy and Management in May of 2004. Certificate in Research and Evaluation Methods in January of 2004, and BS in Leadership and Organizational Studies in May 2002. Before that she managed an organic vegetable farm CSA in Standish while she helped raise six children. She enjoys being outdoors and taking photos of nature and unusual things.

Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook

Profile of Rural Residential Care Chartbook Cover

Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF).  Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.

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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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