Cutler Institute

Juvenile Justice


Juvenile Justice

Current Projects

Juvenile Recidivism

The Justice Policy Program (JPP) has worked with the Department of Corrections (DOC) in analyzing recidivism trends among the various cohorts of young people served by the Department.  Most recently, JPP has analyzed recidivism trends among those youth committed to DOC facility, probation and/or offered diversion.  JPP typically monitors whether these young people have been re-adjudicated of a new crime one and two years post-discharge from DOC supervision.

For more information contact: George Shaler

Collateral Consequences

Through a unique funding partnership with the John T. Gorman Foundation, the Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG), the Justice Policy Program is researching and reporting on the potential long-term impact of juvenile justice involvement on Maine’s youth. Carrying a juvenile record can have unintended, adverse consequences that extend far beyond the original adjudication and associated sanction. The degree to which those consequences—sometimes

referred to as collateral consequences or invisible punishments—exist for youth transitioning out of Maine’s justice system and into adulthood is largely unknown.


For more information contact: Erica King