As Megan and the team continue their work with Long Creek, it has become clear that a permanent staff presence within the facility would allow for further culture change and restorative sustainability. The facility as well as the state of Maine saw the importance of this work and created the position of Restorative Justice Coordinator, a role which Megan recently wholeheartedly accepted! Megan plans to move forward in her new role by deepening restorative justice culture and climate by expanding Long Creek's current practices within the center, and with the State’s goal of reducing youth incarceration to only the highest risk, Megan will be collaborating more with community partners. Working with youth is Megan's absolute passion and she is grateful to be able to continue on this journey with the experience she has gained from her time with the Restorative Justice Project Maine. Megan's RJPMaine colleagues are excited about her new role with the State of Maine, and are grateful for her commitment to the youth of Maine.
Megan, RJPMaine thanks you for your service and passion and we wish you the very best 🧡