Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Maureen Baker

Policy Associate I


229A Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5869

Maureen Baker serves as the Training Coordinator where she designs and implements synchronous and asynchronous distance learning programs for national VAWA MEI program grantees. She also leads grantee trainings and data analyses work on the Supervised Visitation program grant and the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant program. Maureen provides training and technical assistance on data reporting to OVW Technical Assistance providers.

Maureen has a passion for training, group facilitation, and strategic planning especially as it relates to building collaborative relationships across diverse social service systems. Throughout her career, she has worked with professionals in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, substance abuse, and criminal justice to identify and minimize barriers to integrated service delivery.  In addition, she has over fifteen years experience in the field of domestic violence, both as an advocate for battered women and children and as a community educator.

In addition to her work with VAWA MEI, she is the Project Director for the Maine/ New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy where she coordinates professional development opportunities for crime victim advocates in Maine and New Hampshire

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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