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40 hours: Rape Response Services Advocate training

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2013, BDN Newsroom Administrator Natalie Feulner and Editorial Page Editor Erin Rhoda took 40 hours of training to become advocates for victims of sexual assault. The training was provided by Rape Response Services, a subsidiary of Penquis in Bangor, to ready volunteers to meet victims at the hospital […]

Following the evidence: How Maine investigates crimes

When we started the Maine Focus projects, we knew we wanted our work to extend beyond more traditional reporting. Our work needed to include longer-form, explanatory pieces as well. We feel these stories not only help educate the community about the three Maine Focus issues but can help identify tangible solutions as well. Reporter Nok-Noi […]

A model for drug rehabilitation in Maine: The CARA Project

Photographer Carter McCall recently spent more than a month capturing images and video of participants of the Kennebec County Jail’s Criminogenic Addiction Recovery Academy program. CARA, as the program is more often called, was started in 2010 and is a 5.5 week program that focuses on group therapy and skill building. Most participants are at […]

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