Date of Award

Spring 2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)


Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Lisa Morris


child abuse, services, first-time victims, Muskie School of Public Service


By not developing programming interventions in recognition of these evidence supported predictive variables, we risk the inevitable continuation of rising child abuse rates and fatalities. The importance of accurate Child Welfare Data cannot be underscored, if we can predict with great accuracy which children will likely be victimized, then we should be able to design targeted abuse prevention programs that will have a greater impact. In light of this research this capstone attempts to better understand child maltreatment, recurrence, and the current 4 child welfare service structure in Maine.

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