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A promise to be there when we are needed.

Friends of Long Creek Youth Development Center is a committed group of volunteers that has been helping youth involved in the criminal justice system to lead better lives since 1995. We believe that these youth deserve a second chance and that if we reach out, we can provide the kind of practical and emotional supports
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A promise someone cares.

The Friends of Long Creek Youth Development Center work collaboratively with the state department of corrections, other non-profit agencies, and community volunteers to ensure that some of Maine’s most vulnerable youth have the education, resources, and support they need to successfully transition into adult life—reducing the likelihood youth will re-offend and helping them have a
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Nationally, 90% of youth involved in the criminal justice system report exposure to traumatic events, most starting before age five.

Nationally, 90% of youth involved in the criminal justice system report exposure to traumatic events, most starting before age five. Most frequently, they suffer loss and bereavement, impaired caregiver, domestic violence and all types of abuse and neglect. Additionally, they are significantly more likely to be homeless; have or be expecting children; and be diagnosed
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