Regional Care Teams Year Two Update: Cross Systems Collaboration to Improve Positive Youth Outcomes

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 3-2022


Youth Justice, Maine, Community-based Care, Public Systems, Juvenile Justice


This report (March 2023) provides an update of the second year (July 2021 to July 2022) of the Regional Care Team initiative, which started as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing together youth-serving agencies, systems, organizations, and communities in each MDOC region to support individual system-involved youth and their families and to help inform broader system change. The report details the extent of cross-system collaboration that continues as a part of this initiative, examines data on youth referrals and funding, and makes recommendations.

Funding Organization

Maine Department of Corrections