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Tri-County Advocacy Partnership receives additional OVW funding

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded continuation funding to the Tri-County Advocacy Partnership, a collaborative effort to provide legal representation and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, and intimate partner violence.

Muskie co-hosts national conference on female offenders

Earlier this month, the USM Muskie School of Public Service co-hosted the 15th Biannual Adult & Juvenile Female Offenders Conference, the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the justice system.

Muskie receives OSHA grant for workplace violence training program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded the USM Muskie School with a Susan Harwood Training Grant to support a program aimed at home care assistants and workers in small, community-based nursing homes.

Muskie hosts colloquium on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Maine

On August 19, the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine hosted “The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?” to discuss the impact of Affordable Care Act provisions and options for Maine individuals, businesses, and policymakers.

Maine Youth Transition Collaborative one of 21 sites nationwide to receive funding from Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund

The MYTC is one of 21 founding partners – and one of only a few rural sites – to receive funding from the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), designed to support collaboratives across the country that, according to the Aspen Institute, “harness the power of cross-sector collaboration to make substantive progress for opportunity youth.”

Muskie School to offer 'Lunch and Learn' series in Augusta

This summer, the USM Muskie School of Public Service will hold a ‘Lunch and Learn’ series on critical social issues. The first, “What’s the Problem with Minimum Wage?” with Dr. Lisa Morris, associate professor of public policy and management, will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from noon to 1 pm in room 400, Burton M. Cross State Office Building, Augusta.

Geo-Anthro students earn summer internships with NASA

They will work with NASA scientists on research that uses satellite imaging and geographic information systems techniques to examine critical global climate and landscape change issues.

Muskie report recommends investment in land conservation, low impact development, and improved culverts to preserve Maine's water resources

According to a new report from Muskie School researchers Charles Colgan, Samuel Merrill, and Damon Yakovleff, if Maine is to ensure the quality of its drinking water, mitigate hazards of flooding, and handle the effects of stormwater, it will have to make widespread use of cost-effective alternatives instead of relying on large and expensive infrastructure improvements.

Policy colloquia broadcast on MPBN Speaking in Maine

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Speaking in Maine has aired two health policy colloquia hosted by the USM Muskie School in April.

Maine Youth Transition Collaborative gives voice to youth transitioning out of foster care to adulthood

This week, the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative- directed by staff in the Muskie School of Public Service- joined the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Foundation in launching the Success Beyond 18 campaign and released a new series of digital stories, giving voice to youth and their experiences transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

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