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The Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law (MCJPL) was established in 2017 to support Juvenile Justice Clinic students and faculty in their policy work and, through ongoing coordination of and collaboration with partners and stakeholders, support specific reform efforts designed to reverse the adverse impact on current and formerly system-involved Maine youth and increase positive outcomes.

Primary Contact Name: Jill Ward
Position: Project Manager
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Phone: 207-780-4573


Bill Number: LD 548

Type of Reform

Prosecution Reform - Prohibited a person under 18 from being charged with a crime for engaging in prostitution.

Year: 2019

Bill Number: HP 293/LD 363

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Provided that children who receive adult prison sentences and who are under 16 years of age at the time of sentencing must begin serving their sentence in a juvenile correctional facility. These children may remain in the juvenile facility until their 18th birthday.

Year: 2008