Current Program Objectives


  • Strengthen coordinated legal system response to domestic violence through specialized DV prosecutors, Probation Officer, and Pretrial Case Manager, risk assessment tools, and the High Risk Response Team 
  • Participate in the Domestic Violence Court Case Coordination Project to coordinate civil and criminal dockets, and judicial monitoring
  • Continue to implement use of evidence-based risk assessment tools, including the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment, (ODARA) and the High Risk Response Team
  • Partner with leaders in refugee and immigrant communities to increase outreach to victims, including support for language line and interpretation services 
  • Provide Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration (EPIC) services to rural victims to ensure continued support and protection
  • Enhance support, advocacy and re-entry planning for incarcerated victims of domestic violence in partnership with community agencies
  • Enhance collaboration with Sexual Assault Services of Southern Maine and provide sexual assault advocacy services for the Latino Community
  • Promote advocacy and outreach to victims of trafficking and commercial sex exploitation, in partnership with Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
  • Improve services to elder victims and those with disabilities
  • Promote and organize training for law enforcement and healthcare providers on topics such as non-fatal strangulation 
  • Strengthen our coordinated community response by evaluating our use of risk assessment system-wide, and through Survivor Workshops