Cutler Institute

Youth Justice Summit: Imagine a New Future

On November 17th, 2017, the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law hosted a summit titled “Youth Justice in Maine: Imagine a New Future” at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine. Over one hundred local youth justice practitioners and stakeholders attended the event, which included presentations by national and local experts and a performance by formerly incarcerated members of Maine Inside Out and Portland Outright who advocated for alternatives to youth incarceration. The afternoon of the summit was spent in interdisciplinary ‘table talk’ groups, in which summit attendees participated in discussions with the goal of identifying policy, legislative and programmatic strategies to build and bridge to stronger a stronger, community based continuum of care for youth in Maine.

For more information, please visit the Justice Policy Program website.