2021 Youth Recidivsm: Diversion to Discharge in Maine's Juvenile Justice System

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Fall 10-1-2021


For nearly two decades, the Maine Department of Corrections has used data to track, analyze, and report on youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The goal of this research is to help assess the success of responses to system-involved youth by identifying which youth return to the justice system; to inform risk reduction efforts to benefit public safety; and to ensure that all Maine youth experience a fair, equitable, and responsive juvenile justice system that contributes to positive youth outcomes.