CECE Event – The Maine Model of Corrections: Humanizing corrections through connections
The Maine Department of Corrections has transformed their operations and practices, prioritizing and emphasizing humanity and normalization across the facilities and field offices within the state’s correctional system. This wellness approach, centered in respect, rapport, and reducing stigma, has created a new correctional environment that is safe, secure, and service-oriented. The resulting policy changes, service enhancements, and human connections have created a healthier environment to tackle the major needs of the correctional population, including the opioid epidemic, education and employment, and treatment services.
Participation can be applied toward students’ IP Honors Distinction.
Competencies: Values & Ethics, Teamwork
Facebook Live: facebook.com/UNECollaborative (Interactive opportunity)
Livestream: une.edu/live (Viewing only)
Presented by CECE with support from Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC).
"I think the breakout rooms were really great and got people discussing about stigma, barriers and harm reduction strategies, etc." – UNE Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies student ('22), at the Harm Reduction 101 CECE event Feb. 2, 2022
"The overview of harm reduction techniques was helpful, and the personal case was very poignant." — UNE Med Bio student ('22), at the Harm Reduction 101 CECE event Feb. 2, 2022