Engaging Decision-Makers, Empowering Youth

Maine Young People’s Caucus helps youth inform decision-makers about the issues that impact them The committee room at the State House in Augusta was packed on May 30, with each seat at the committee table taken and standing room only for the audience. Legislators and state administrators carried on a spirited dialogue with citizens this… Read more »

Combining Forces to Improve Outcomes for Youth At-Risk

At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we know that successful transition to adulthood can be difficult, even in the best of circumstances. But for those who face significant life challenges – including contact with the juvenile justice system – the transition is even harder. That’s why the Foundation took a strategic approach to funding three… Read more »

New Report Looks at Long-Term Effects of Juvenile Records

The guiding principle behind the juvenile justice system is to help young people take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes so that they can put the past behind them. In fact, research shows that most young offenders effectively outgrow risky behavior and don’t commit crimes as adults. But a new report from… Read more »

Noted Expert Shares Research on Adolescent Brain Development

As part of our commitment to helping vulnerable young people in Maine successfully transition to adulthood, the John T. Gorman Foundation believes that everyone who works with and serves those young people should be up-to-date on the latest research about adolescent brain development—and how the circumstances in which kids grow up might affect that process.… Read more »