The Child Abuse Action Network is a multidisciplinary task force comprised of individuals from selected disciplines involved in handling child abuse and neglect cases. They publish information on child abuse and neglect, provide training, develop necessary resources, and create awareness. Their mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals who intervene in child abuse and neglect.
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project seeks to advocate for and to improve the status and well-being of Maine’s low-income noncitizens and their families by providing affordable legal services, and by educating and working with service providers, policy makers, and the public concerning legal issues unique to noncitizens.
LSE provides persons age 60 and over with free legal advice regarding health care, health insurance, Medicare (including Part D), MaineCare (Medicaid), Social Security and other public benefits, pension and retirement benefits, powers of attorney, consumer matters including creditor and bankruptcy problems, physical and financial abuse, guardianship defense, and other issues.
The Maine Army National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is designed to help prevent and respond to sexual assault among members of the military in Maine.
The Maine Attorney General represents the State of Maine and its agencies in civil actions; prosecuting claims to recover money for the State; investigating and prosecuting homicides and other crimes; consulting with and advising the district attorneys; enforcing proper application of funds given to public charities in the State; and giving written opinions upon questions of law submitted by the Governor, Legislature, or state agencies.
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence seeks to create and encourage a social, political, and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists, and to ensure that all people affected by domestic abuse and violence are supported and that batterers are held accountable. MCEDV mobilizes and coordinates community action through a statewide network of domestic violence projects.
The Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP) supports collaborative efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. MCEAP promotes a unifying vision which addresses elder abuse, and drives this vision by advocating for public policy, supporting collaboration between existing resources, and facilitating cross-disciplinary communication. MCEAP acts as a resource for training and education efforts among existing stakeholders. MCEAP is comprised of over 80 organizations and individuals from across Maine.
This website accesses the information provided by the Department of Corrections for victims of crime. The information includes, but is not limited to, sentencing information, anticipated date of release, place of confinement, and restitution status of those convicted of crimes relating to the victim.
District attorneys work with law enforcement and represent the government in prosecuting criminal offenses.
MRBN is a collective of individuals and organizations in Maine dedicated to building resilience in Maine’s people and communities.
The Address Confidentiality Program is administered by the Secretary of State and provides an important service to residents of the State of Maine who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The ACP provides a designated address to victims who have moved to a new location unknown to their abuser. It also provides participants with a free first-class confidential mail forwarding service. This website provides additional information.
The Sex Offender Registry website is maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification and is intended to provide the public information concerning the location of registered offenders currently within Maine. The registration information contained on the Maine Sex Offender Registry is updated on a daily basis to reflect the most current information on file with the State Bureau of Identification.
The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit (formerly Maine Computer Crimes Task Force) is a multi-jurisdictional entity designed to primarily assist law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Maine with the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes. Computer crimes are those in which a computer is used as an instrument in committing, or assisting in the commission of a crime, or in which the computer is a target of a criminal act. Additional information about the Maine State Computer Crimes Unit can be found at the following website address.
If you are concerned about yourself or about someone else, call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112. If you are not in Maine, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The link also provides information about the Maine Suicide Prevention Program.
Victim Witness Advocates work within the criminal justice system to provide support to crime victims in dealing with the inconvenience and anxiety of going to court and understanding the often confusing procedures of the criminal justice process. You can contact Maine’s Victim Witness Advocates through their associated District Attorney’s office.
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) coordinates the volunteer efforts of Maine attorneys and community members to help low-income people navigate the civil justice system. They provide free information, brief assistance, and pro bono legal representation in civil legal matters to qualifying clients. Their volunteers give low-income Mainers the tools and the knowledge to be equal participants in the legal system.
The Penquis Law Project is a public interest law practice which seeks to create access to civil legal services for low- and moderate-income residents of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties who would otherwise be without counsel and/ or representation. In particular, the Law Project serves clients who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Legal assistance is available in the following areas: protection from abuse orders; determination of parental rights and responsibilities; divorce; post judgment actions; other family matters; and civil matters related to sexual assault and/or stalking.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a nonprofit corporation established in 1966 by private attorneys in Maine to promote access to justice by providing high quality free legal assistance responsive to the immediate needs of individual low-income clients and to address the long-range barriers to justice affecting low-income people in Maine.
The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program provides training and technical assistance for healthcare providers that care for patients who have suffered sexual assault, and in the use of the Maine sex crimes kit for collection of evidence. This national model utilizes an interdisciplinary, community-based approach for the dignified and compassionate care and treatment of sexual assault patients. The SAFE Program is under the jurisdiction of the Maine Attorney General’s Office. This link provides more information on the program.
The Wabanaki Women’s Coalition’s mission is to increase the capacity of Tribal Communities to respond to domestic and sexual violence, and influence Tribal, National, and Regional systems to increase awareness, safety, justice and healing for all their relations.