Tag Archives: News Reports

Proof is in the patient’s heart

Michelle Markie is a sexual assault forensic examiner and registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. She is one of two certified SAFE nurses at the hospital, a certification requiring a 40-hour class, hours of observation, ongoing education and practice administering rape kits. A rape kit, officially known as a Maine State Sex Crimes […]

Dover-Foxcroft police design child-centered sexual violence interview room

Sexual violence is traumatic for anyone, but especially for children, who may not understand what happened to them or that they are a victim. As such, advocates argue that interviewing a child multiple times can cause undue stress and should be avoided. Gretchen Ziemer, an advocate with Rape Response Services in Bangor, said officials often […]

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 […]

Cumberland County’s got it, but how can rural Maine build a workforce to attract business?

Much has been made lately of Maine’s skills gap — the chasm between what skills and knowledge workers have and what employers need. Gov. Paul LePage has made closing this gap a high priority. This work is complicated by the fact that the gap — and its causes and consequences — varies widely across the state. Consider […]

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