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Improving the Safety & Well-Being of Children In the State of Maine

According to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Children’s Justice Act (CJA), three federally mandated groups of professionals and private citizens were formed to explore the work of Maine’s child welfare system. These groups, called Citizen Review Panels, are charged with determining whether state and local agencies are effectively meeting the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children and families throughout the state. For more information on the specific work of each panel, please visit the pages below.

Improving the Safety & Well-Being of Children In the State of Maine

According to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Children’s Justice Act (CJA), three federally mandated groups of professionals and private citizens were formed to explore the work of Maine’s child welfare system. These groups, called Citizen Review Panels, are charged with determining whether state and local agencies are effectively meeting the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children and families throughout the state. For more information on the specific work of each panel, please visit the pages below.

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Maine Child Welfare
Advisory Panel

The Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel's mission is to ensure the state system meets the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families through assessment, research, case reviews, advocacy, and greater citizen involvement. Our goal is to promote child safety and quality services for children, youth, and families.

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Child Death and Serious
Injury
Review Panel

The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Panel's mission is to promote child health and well-being, improve child protective systems, and educate the public and professionals who work with children to prevent child deaths and serious injuries.

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Maine Justice For
Children Task Force

The Maine Justice for Children Task Force (“the Task Force”) is a collaborative, multidisciplinary task force convened by the Maine Judicial Branch to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children in the State of Maine child welfare system.