Cutler Institute

Cutler Institute Staff Supporting Child Welfare Practice with Maine Families

The Cutler Institute and the Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) will work together under a new cooperative agreement to strengthen Maine’s child welfare program and services. With a focus on policy and training development, this partnership aims to support consistent and high-quality practice within OCFS that preserves family connections and provides for the safety, permanency, and well-being of youth across the state.

Cutler’s Child Welfare Team, led by Penthea Burns and Julie Atkins, is excited about this new partnership and looks forward to building upon the many strengths of Maine’s child welfare system. This effort also welcomes four new employees to Cutler: Melissa Allen, Adrienne Jalbert, Emily Marquis, and Julie McShane.

For more information, please contact Penthea Burns, Managing Director:, 207-780-5861.