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Membership

Members are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years and have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice, or the reduction of juvenile delinquency. They advise the Governor and the Legislature on issues concerning juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. The Advisory Group is charged with monitoring Maine's compliance to the requirements of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act and the development of Maine’s Comprehensive Three-year Plan for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Name Affiliation
Kamden Berry Youth Member
Mark Boger Director, Juvenile Interstate Compact
Rachel Boucher Student, The Real School
Richard Brown CEO, Charlette White Center
Vice Chair Edwin Chester, Esq. Juvenile Defense Attorney, Chester & Vestal
Abby Comee-McCourt Youth Member, Sgt. Maine Army National Guard
Nickole DeMerritt Assistant Clerk, Portland District Court
Dalene Dutton Executive Director, Five Town Communities That Care
Joseph Fitzpatrick Associate Commissioner, Division of Juvenile Services, MDOC
James Foss Jail Administrator, Retired
Jacinda Goodwin Education Specialist: Truancy, Dropout, Alternative Education, McKinney Vento (homeless) Education State Coordinator, DOE
Amber Heikkinen Student
Carla Knapp Director of Organizational Development Native American Services Boys & Girls Club of America
Honorable Charles LaVerdiere Chief Judge, Maine District Court
Sheriff Randall A. Liberty Kennebec County Sheriff's Office
Margaret Longsworth Director of Clinical Services, OHI
Pender Makin Director, The Real School
Tessa Mosher Director, Victim Services
Christian Muhitira Cumberland County Youth Advisory Council
Dan Nichols Associate Developer, City of Augusta
Colin O'Neill MDOC
Lisa Sandy Director of Admissions, Maine Academy of Natural Science
Jonathan J. Shapiro Sgt., Maine State Police
JJAG Chair, Barry Stoodley JJAG Chair
Christine Thibeault, Esq. Assistant District Attorney, Cumberland County Court House
Dr. Lindsey Tweed Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, DHHS
Paul Vestal Past Chair
Patrick Walsh Director, Prevention Services, Broadreach Family & Community Services