One Resident’s Leap of Faith

September 7, 2020 Dear Superintendent Raymond,  I write this on Sunday, the sixth of September, and about four and a half months from the end of my commitment to Long Creek Youth Development Center. I write this letter in regards to my early termination of my link to the Department of Corrections. My intentions have not
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Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 found the Friends of Long Creek dealing with some new challenges and seeking new ways to fulfill our mission to assist youth in the criminal justice system. The Friends was founded more than two decades ago when the facility’s population was over 200. That number continues to decrease, a welcome development resulting
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Maine Constitution Essay Contest Winner

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced the names of the winners of the 2019 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest. The annual contest allows Maine students from grades K through 12 to participate, with older students submitting essays regarding the Maine Constitution, voting and democracy; and younger students creating posters reflecting Maine history or
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Annual Report – June, 2019

The last twelve months have brought the prospect of change to the Long Creek Youth Development Facility. Despite this atmosphere of change, the Friends of Long Creek continue steadfast in our work to raise funds to support programs for youth in Maine’s criminal justice system. But we have widened our scope of support for programs
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Friends of Long Creek Update

LACROSSE The A.R. Gould lacrosse season has been under way with games against Bonny Eagle, Hyde, and Waynflete.  The BEARS are currently 3 and 2 but have had many cancellations due to wet weather and unplayable field conditions.  They will finish their season at the end of May with games against Cheverus, Scarborough, and Traip. 
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Impact of Fishing Trips

A recent update from a Long Creek Juvenile Community Corrections Officer (caseworker): I wanted to pass along what happened on the fishing trip on Monday as I think it’s important to let the powers that be know the profound effect that this is having on youth.   I have a youth in transition on my caseloads
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Friends of Long Creek Report June 2017-June 2018

Friends of Long Creek (FOLC) is a non-profit organization that continues to help young people at the facility, as well as those who are transitioning out. We also support programs for juveniles who have been involved in the criminal justice system, but are not at Long Creek Youth Development Center. Some of the programs that
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