On March 5, 2019, the State of Maine announced the intent to close the Long Creek Youth Development Center by 2022. Funding from the center will be diverted into a continuum of community-based alternatives. On July 26, 2019, the Task Force on Alternatives to Incarceration for Maine Youth held its first meeting. Besides a closure plan for Long Creek, the task force is studying alternatives to incarceration for juveniles, including young people at risk of being involved in the justice system, and recommendations for reinvestment of corrections funds currently designated for youth incarceration into a continuum of community-based . . .