Becoming involved in the juvenile justice system can be overwhelming and scary. Whatever emotions you may be feeling, you will probably be able to better understand and know more about potential outcomes of your involvement with juvenile services. Below is a handbook that was designed to help you learn about how the juvenile justice system works in Maine, and what resources are available to support you and your family. It was written to give guidance on a very complex and confusing system, and to assist you in participating in the decisions that will impact you. You can use this guide from the time of arrest until time of release.
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