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USM Muskie School of Public Service to Hold Public Forums on Child Support Guidelines

Contact:
Sara Litwiller
Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
(207) 780-4150
slitwiller@usm.maine.edu

Portland, Maine--As part of a federal requirement for periodic review of each state’s child support guidelines, the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service is conducting an independent review of the Maine Child Support Guidelines to identify trends and common concerns expressed by people in communities throughout the state.

Members of the public are invited to attend one of five open forums to provide feedback. For those unable to attend, feedback may also be given electronically at Maine Child Support Guidelines Survey. For more information, see Maine Child Support Guidelines Public Forums or contact Laura Hallett at 207-626-5236.

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 21
WHERE: John Millar Civic Center
Community Room
94 Randall Avenue
Houlton, ME  04730

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 5
WHERE: Lewiston-Auburn College
Room 17
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, ME  04240     

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 26
WHERE: University of Maine
124 Eastport Hall
1 University Drive
Bangor, ME  04401

WHEN:  3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, November 14
WHERE: Buker Community Center Gymnasium
22 Armory Street
Augusta, ME  04330

WHEN:   4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 6
WHERE: Riverton Community Center
1600 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME  04103

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with undergraduate learning and three master’s degree programs in health policy & management, community planning & development, and public policy & management. The School is nationally recognized for applying innovative knowledge to critical issues in the fields of sustainable development and health and human service policy and management.