Current Program Objectives

  • Improve services to elder victims and those with disabilities
  • Continue efforts to develop workplace violence policies with partner agencies, municipalities, and local businesses
  • Improve information management between police, bail commissioners and the court
  • Participate in the Domestic Violence Court Case Coordination Project to coordinate civil and criminal dockets, and judicial monitoring, using a dedicated Probation Officer, a Pretrial Domestic Violence Case Manager, and risk assessment tools
  • Continue outreach to victims in the refugee and immigrant communities, including support for language line services and translation of forms
  • Enhance support, advocacy and re-entry planning for incarcerated victims of domestic violence in partnership with community agencies
  • Continue to collaborate with health care providers, including training for individual providers in partnership with the Physicians for Social Responsibility and Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
  • Train leaders and members of communities of faith on the topic of religion as a resource for domestic violence victims
  • Improve outreach and advocacy services for homeless victims
  • Promote advocacy and outreach to victims of trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, in partnership with Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
  • Continue to implement use of evidence-based risk assessment tools, including the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment, (ODARA) and Case Review/High Risk Response Teams