Positive Outcomes in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System

This report details the findings of positive youth outcomes as reported the exit reviews for the 174 youth leaving supervision of the Maine juvenile justice system between July 2017 and June 2018. Tracking positive youth outcomes for youth who pass through Maine’s justice system creates a more complete profile, beyond recidivism measures, of the resiliency and potential of this population. It also serves to highlight areas of strength where the system intervention is helping youth succeed, and point to areas where the system could offer youth more or different supports to facilitate their development in positive tracks.