Maine Revised Statute, Title 17-A § 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;
B. The person has not been convicted of a crime under chapter 11 or a crime of domestic violence;
C. The Department of Corrections recommends that appearance before the board be required; and
D. The court finds no circumstance that makes appearance inappropriate.
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;
B. Appear before the board as directed by the probation officer; and
C. Cooperate with the board.
3. The powers of a community reparations board are limited to requiring the convicted person to:
A. Pay restitution in accordance with chapter 54;
B. Perform community service;
C. Complete a prescribed course of counseling or education;
D. Refrain from frequenting specified places or consorting with specified persons;
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
F. Report to the board regarding compliance with the other requirements of this subsection.
4. No requirement imposed by a community reparations board may extend longer than 6 months, except to pay restitution.
5. Failure to abide by the requirements of this section constitutes a violation of probation.