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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Maine is not a P.L. 280 state, but Indian Claims Settlement Acts conferred jurisdiction to the state, which granted exclusive jurisdiction to tribes that may, in turn, refer juvenile matters to the state, Tribes have exclusive ICWA jurisdiction that may also apply. See ME ST 30 §6201 - §7207, BIA Eastern Region Office, and Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017

May report indicator data to the federal juvenile justice agency, but not publicly available.

DMC assessment

Report: Disproportionate Minority Contact in Maine DMC Assessment and Identification
Author: Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group
Year: 2009

DMC assessment Geography: Local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group completed an assessment in 2009 for several local jurisdictions. Data was assessed for 2005 to 2007 for African American youth. Decision points assessed included arrest, referral, diversion, detention, petition, delinquent finding, probation, and confinement. Research methods included interviews and descriptive statistics.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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