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SNEP Network announces technical assistance awards to Southeast New England communities

The Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network is pleased to announce its 2021 technical assistance awards to two Tribal Nations and six Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts communities to advance their stormwater and watershed management, and climate resilience planning.

USM Graduate Student publishes paper in online journal as part of international student collaboration

The new special issue of Nordicum-Mediterraneum (NOME) 16(3)/2021, coordinated by the Maine North Atlantic Institute, is the result of a multidisciplinary research project conducted by a team of graduate students from four universities in Iceland, Norway, and the United States including USM's graduate student Caitlyn Madden with support from Professor Firooza Pavri

Gateway to Opportunity Training Series

Staff from the Youth & Community Engagement (YCE) team and Data Innovation Project (DIP) kicked off a virtual, 3-part training series to introduce the foundational components of the Gateway to Opportunity (G2O) program to partners from around the state.

Cutler team continues successful grant funding from OSHA with two new awards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor has awarded two grants to a workforce training team at the Cutler Institute.

University of Southern Maine Selected for Pilot Climate Resilience Project

New England Environmental Finance Center (New England EFC) and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) are partnering with the Towns of Harpswell, Phippsburg, and West Bath to help them prepare for the effects of climate change and develop climate planning models for other coastal communities in Maine.

YLAT Hosts Its Thirty-First Teen Conference for Youth in Maine’s Child Welfare System

The Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT) hosted its 2nd Virtual Teen Conference on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Maine Statistical Analysis Center Presents Deferred Disposition Study Findings to the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center presented findings from its recently released report.

Cutler Institute publishes article on innovative, evidence-based youth employment model

The Cutler Institute at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service recently released an article that documents policy and practice recommendations to address Maine’s pressing workforce needs and engage high-school-aged young people in 21st century skills development.
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Report Released on the Use of Deferred Dispositions in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases in Maine

Researchers from the Maine Statistical Analysis Center at the Cutler Institute recently released a report summarizing the findings from an examination of how deferred disposition is used in Maine.
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New report from USM’s Cutler Institute shares the stories of Maine’s system-involved young people

The 34-page report, “Transitioning From Youth to Adulthood: Mapping the Impact of Systems and Places on Youth Pathways,” collected stories from 35 young people, age 14 to 24, who experienced homelessness, educational pushout, child-welfare and youth justice involvement, or interaction with the mental or behavioral healthcare system.