An Act To Allow the Department of Corrections To Certify Community Intervention Programs
Sec. 1. 34-A MRSA §1206-A is enacted to read:
§ 1206-A. Certification of community intervention programs
(1) Operates a community intervention program; and
(2) Is not an administrative unit of the Federal Government or State Government.
This bill allows the Department of Corrections to adopt rules for the certification of community intervention programs. Certification ensures that programs that provide intervention services are based on best practices and are proven to be effective in changing criminal behaviors.