Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Brown Bag: Sissy Boys, Sluts, and the Rest of Us - Confronting Gender Stereotypes and Violence in the Media

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Andrew Richter
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8096
Contact Email:

 How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist MenFeaturing a partial screening of the film The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

The event is free and open to the public.

- Jim Messerschmidt, USM Department of Criminology
- Dan Welter, USM Student Life
- Drew Wing, Boys to Men
- Emily Brostek, Hardy Girls, Healthy Women
- Amy Raina, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
- Matthew Perry, Family Crisis Services

This event, part of the Justice Policy Brown Bag Series, is sponsored by USM Muskie School of Public Service; USM Campus Safety Project; Boys to Men; Hardy Girls, Healthy Women; Family Crisis Services; and Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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2015 Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System Report

A new report released by the Muskie School of Public Service reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.

"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System" examines racial disparities in the system and provides recommendations on how to move toward racial equity. Robyn Dumont, Erica King and George Shaler of the Muskie School's Justice Policy Program authored the mixed-method report.

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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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