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Maine

After High Number of Child Deaths, Maine Lawmakers, Governor Push Reform

3/9/2022

After High Number of Child Deaths, Maine Lawmakers, Governor Push for Solutions

A month after Maine Gov. Janet Mills proposed a plan to improve child protective services, legislators endorsed bills this week with the same goal.

New Bill Would Help Foster Youth in Washington, D.C., Keep Federal Benefits

1/26/2022

Reports: States Hoard Billions in Welfare Funds Despite Growing Need

Maine, Nebraska and Tennessee are among the states that have collectively been hoarding billions intended to help low-income families.

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Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

9/17/2021

Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

The federal government has signed off on Maine's plan for expansion of prevention and treatment for families whose kids are at risk of falling into the foster care system.

Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

7/8/2021

Maine Governor Vetoes Closure of State’s Only Juvenile Lockup

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed the closure of the state’s only lockup youth facility, saying that shuttering it would pose a threat to public safety.

Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

6/17/2021

Maine Lawmakers Vote to Close Youth Prison

Maine lawmakers voted narrowly to close the state’s only juvenile prison, but it’s not clear the governor, a former prosecutor, will let it happen.

7/3/2019

Kids Count 2019: A Rising Tide, Maine’s Meteoric Rise, and Children of Color Still Left Behind

Child well-being has improved nationwide since the start of this decade, according to the 2019 Kids Count Databook released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But it’s especially better in Maine.

    12/13/2018

    Courtney Allen Broke the Cycle of Addiction for Her Boys. Now She’s Helping Other Parents Do the Same.

    Today we conclude a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh, is republished here with the permission of Pine Tree Watch.

    12/12/2018

    In One Year of Life, Hundreds of Trips to the Doctor

    Today we continue a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh, is republished here with the permission of Pine Tree Watch.

    12/11/2018

    Maine’s Hospitals, and Foster Care, Beleaguered by Drug-Exposed Infants

    Today we continue with a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh, is republished here with the permission of Pine Tree Watch.