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In 2003, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) selected Maine as one of two pilot states1 to demonstrate and test an integrated approach to the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections. The project model and conceptual framework developed by NIC emphasized the maintenance of an equal and integrated focus on three domains during implementation:

1. Evidence-based principles (EBP);

2. Organizational development; and

3. Collaboration.

The stated project goal was to build learning organizations that reduce recidivism through the systemic integration of evidence-based principles in collaboration with community and justice partners. NIC provided technical assistance to Maine during the course of the pilot phase (2004-2006). The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) assisted NIC by coordinating many aspects of the technical assistance award to Maine.


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This technical report was developed under the auspices of a cooperative agreement (#09PEI33GKB2) between the University of Southern Maine and National Institute of Corrections.

Funding for this report was provided by the National Institute of Corrections and data was collected through a collaborative agreement with the Maine Department of Corrections.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the US Department of Justice or the Maine Department of Corrections.



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