The juvenile justice system is designed to focus on rehabilitating the juvenile offender.
We've listed some resources for families and victims to help you gain a better understanding of the players and their roles.
State of Maine Juvenile Services Division - Juvenile probation is designed to ensure that juvenile offenders are provided with education, treatment, and other services that teach skills and competencies. Juvenile probation also strengthens pro-social behaviors and requires accountability to victims and communities.
Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) - This group is comprised of citizens appointed by the Governor to help craft effective responses to the problems of juvenile crime and violence in Maine. The JJAG:
Develops a state-wide plan prioritizing efforts to improve the juvenile justice system
Manages funds awarded to the state from the federal government
Monitors state compliance with national juvenile justice standards
Advises state policy makers on juvenile justice issues