Maine Revised Statutes

§1204-A. Community reparations boards

1.    If the court imposes a sentencing alternative that includes a period of probation, the court shall require as a condition of probation that the convicted person appear before a community reparations board and abide by any requirement imposed by the board if:
A. The person has been sentenced to a suspended term of imprisonment with probation or a split sentence of imprisonment with probation the initial portion of which must be served in a county jail under section 1203; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
B. The person has not been convicted of a crime under chapter 11 or a crime of domestic violence; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
C. The Department of Corrections recommends that appearance before the board be required; and [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
D. The court finds no circumstance that makes appearance inappropriate. [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
2.    A person required to appear before a community reparations board shall:
A. Cooperate with the preparation of the intake report to be submitted to the board; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
B. Appear before the board as directed by the probation officer; and [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
C. Cooperate with the board. [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
3.    The powers of a community reparations board are limited to requiring the convicted person to:
A. Pay restitution in accordance with chapter 54; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
B. Perform community service; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
C. Complete a prescribed course of counseling or education; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
D. Refrain from frequenting specified places or consorting with specified persons; [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
E. Comply with reparative sanctions other than restitution, including, but not limited to, writing an apology to the victim and fulfilling crime-impact education measures; and [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
F. Report to the board regarding compliance with the other requirements of this subsection. [1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
4.    No requirement imposed by a community reparations board may extend longer than 6 months, except to pay restitution.
[ 1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
5.    Failure to abide by the requirements of this section constitutes a violation of probation.
[ 1997, c. 421, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
6.   
[ 1999, c. 167, §2 (RP); 1999, c. 790, Pt. A, §54 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 421, §B2 (NEW). 1999, c. 167, §2 (AMD). 1999, c. 790, §A54 (AFF).