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Maine JJAG on the Web www.mainejjag.org The mission of the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group is to advise and make recommendations to state policy makers and to promote effective system level responses that further the goals of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
Maine is an active participant in the national juvenile justice initiative to craft effective responses to the problems of juvenile crime and violence. The JJAG's priorities are guided by its three year plan for the framework for JJAG's course of action in terms of funding priorities, research directions, and legislative policy. The JJAG's current strategic plan involves promoting effective, system level responses. To promote the development of gender specific services for Maine's juvenile justice system; To ensure that youth are not detained for lack of appropriate alternatives; To reduce delinquency and youth violence by providing community members with skills, knowledge, and opportunities to foster a healthy and nurturing environment that supports the growth and development of productive and responsible citizens; To provide information and training to all those involved with Maine's juvenile justice system; and To monitor the compliance of JJAG grantees.
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