Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Maine / New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
7th Floor Events Room - USM Glickman Library
Contact Name: 
Sheri Moulton
Contact Phone: 
Contact Email:


To serve a greater number of victims in Maine and New Hampshire.


To develop and offer a comprehensive academically-based, foundational level training academy to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other Professionals who work with victims of crime.

Purpose of Academy

The goal of the Academy is to help Advocates become more skilled in their professions and to create a way for ongoing victim service professional development.  The Academy is a comprehensive academically based foundation level training to help build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other professionals who work with victims.  While some participants have previous training in their area of specialization, the Academy provides an overview and in-depth understanding of the entire field of victimization, victim rights and victim assistance. 

Academy Goals

  • To promote critical thinking and broaden perspectives on victimization and victim response systems.
  • To expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim service field.
  • To provide an opportunity to network with people from other victim services and allied professionals.
  • To increase participant knowledge of national, state and local resources.

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What makes the Cutler Institute unique? We are committed to our clients and partners and work closely with you to examine the root of an issue and provide sustainable solutions. Learn more about our work and services, and connect with our team of experts.

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Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning with Battered Women
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
University of Maine School of Law - Moot Court Room

The Muskie School/Cutler Institute/Justice Policy Program and the University of Maine School of Law are offering the Risk Assessment/Safety Planning Brown Bag for the USM and greater Portland communities, as well as for the partners and colleagues of the Tri-County Advocacy Project, Lewiston, Maine.   Our goal is to create more dynamic collaboration between lawyers, law students, victim advocates, allied professionals and community members in engaging with battered women in the process of risk assessment and safety planning. 

The Brown Bag is free and open to the public.  Pizza available.  Small donation requested.

Registration is not required.  However, please advise Danielle Layton of your plan to participate.  She can be reached at or 228-8485.  If sending an email, please put Brown Bag in the subject line

Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Join the USM Muskie School, Justice Policy Program for a brown bag lunch: Sexual Assault in the Military Film and Discussion, Wednesday, December 12th, noon - 2:00 p.m.

About the Film - The Invisible War is an investigative documantary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

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Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series

Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Greater Portland

Join the Justice Policy program for a brown bag discussion of sex trafficking and exploitation on October 31

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