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Juvenile recidivism, Division of Juvenile Services - Maine


Recidivism in this report is defined as a re-adjudication (juvenile) or conviction (adult) for an offense committed by a youth in Maine within three years of his or her first adjudication. This report measures DJS impact on youth who have been adjudicated and placed under supervision by examining rates of recidivism.


The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) Division of Juvenile Services (DJS) contracts with the Muskie School of Public Service in a state-university partnership to analyze juvenile recidivism rates. DJS measures juvenile justice outcomes to guide policy and program development geared toward recidivism reduction. Reduction of youth recidivism in Maine increases public safety.

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Funding Provided By the Maine Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services