EMERGING ADULTS: An Analysis of Young Adults with Justice System Histories in Maine

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 11-2022


Youth Justice, Young Adults, Emerging Adults, Juvenile Justice, Transition Aged Youth


This report (November 2022) examines the population of Maine’s emerging young adults (aged 18 to 24) with histories of involvement with the Maine Department of Corrections. The study analyzed data provided by MDOC in April 2021 and aims to understand the makeup of young adults who have been impacted by Maine’s criminal justice system. This report seeks to inform the development of strategies and opportunities to improve the outcomes of these young people as they transition into adulthood and improve the safety and wellbeing of Maine’s local communities.

Funding Organization

Maine Department of Corrections