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Local, cross-system collaboration improves youth safety and wellbeing for over 100 youth across Maine communities

Regional Care Teams,  a collaborative of the University of Southern Maine’s Catherine Cutler Institute, the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) and the Center for Youth Policy and Law at the University of Maine School of Law, released a report summarizing the progress of the its initiative over its second year of operation.

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New Podcast Series Highlights Tribal Child Welfare Programs

Jackie Crow Shoe, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Policy Associate at the University of Southern Maine’s Catherine Cutler Institute, connects with child welfare experts across Indian Country to address the importance of building tribal child welfare programs that are reflective of their community values and culture – reclaiming the narrative from a dominant system to one that reflects Indigenous worldviews and emphasizes responsibilities to children – in the new podcast series “Reclaiming the Child Welfare Narrative” from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.

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Research Release: Effectiveness and Harms of Contraceptive Care

Assistant Professor Kate Ahrens from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, and Research Associate Amanda Burgess collaborated with researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University to examine evidence on the effectiveness and harms of contraceptive counseling interventions.

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Maine Statistical Analysis Center Releases Report on Hate and Bias-Motivated Crimes in Maine

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) worked with several criminal justice stakeholders across the state to determine arrest rates and outcomes for hate and bias crimes in Maine that were reported by law enforcement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Report (UCR) program from 2008 to 2017.

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New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program Launches with Five Maine Brewers

Allagash Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Island Dog Brewing, Maine Beer Company, and Nonesuch River Brewing have completed the New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program workbook. The breweries successfully fulfilled the requirements demonstrating commitment and leadership in sustainable practices to reduce the businesses’ overall environmental impact.

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