ALOHA & WELCOME
Since 2004, the Hawai'i Island Going Home Consortium has been leading efforts to provide innovative and culturally responsive reentry and reintegration services to justice-involved individuals, their families, and communities. The Going Home Consortium consists of more than 50 public and private entities and their representatives with a network of over 300 state and national partners. Going Home Hawai'i is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the governing fiscal body for the Hawai'i Island Going Home Consortium.
Going Home Consortium Structure:
Going Home Consortium Structure:
Talk: "I ka wa ma mua, I ka wa ma hope: Looking to our past to provide guidance for our future:
Watch this presentation by Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Population Health Specialist of Papa Ola Lokahi (specializing in addictions, behavioral/mental health, and social justice), and Dr. Jamee Mahealani Miller, Founder and President of `Ekolu Mea Nui, will present on their organizations and on culture as healing. Shared at the Hawai`i Island Going Home Consortium meeting in July 2022.
Talk: "ACLU of Hawai`i Legislative Update 2022: Ploughing the Ground for Smart Justice" "Re
Watch Carrie Ann Shirota's update on 2022 legislative priorities and outcomes, and on community engagement, shared at the Hawai`i Island Going Home Consortium meeting in June 2022.
Good News: 0 Incarcerated Girls in Hawai`i
For the first time, the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF) in Kailua said there are no incarcerated girls in Hawai`i, a historical milestone that comes after years of juvenile justice reform and community intervention programs that prevented crimes from being committed.
HCYF Administrator Mark Patterson noted that the number of incarcerated boys, numbering 17 at HCYF on June 14th, would continue to trend downward.
"Whether it be girls, boys, women, or men in the criminal justice system, non-profits and services providing resources is what's really needed from the legislature to fund the community programs in order to help our most vulnerable families and their children." said Patterson. "If we can see that zero is achievable in each one of those areas, we can have serious correctional reform in the state of Hawaii." Watch the KITV Segment.
April 2022 is Second Chance Month!
April is National Second Chance Month! We believe that everyone has dignity and potential and deserves a second chance. Former incarceration and involvement in the criminal legal system should not stop anyone from having equal access to opportunities that can stabilize and improve their lives. Our collective efforts continue to make our communities safer and healthier by reducing crime, recidivism, and reforming the justice and carceral system that foster disparate treatment to disadvantaged communities. Our participation directly contributes to our vision of "Embracing our culture of E Ho`okanaka, persons of worth, we as Hawai`i fulfill our promise of equity and inclusion to all who are justice involved, through pathways of health, healing and aloha."
Going Home Hawaii is honored to be recognized the Mayor Mitch Roth's Proclamation of April 2022 as Second Chance Month.
Read the White House's Proclamation on Second Chance Month.
Going Home Selected as HCF CHANGE Framework Grantee
UPDATE - On June 21st, 2022, Going Home Hawaii was awarded an 6-month extension, through to January 2023, and additional funding of $25,000. We are very grateful for this continued support of our work!
When we work together, we can do big things. Going Home Hawaii has been selected as one of the Hawai`i Community Foundation's 194 CHANGE Framework grantees addressing systemic issues in Safe & Sustainable Communities sub-sector of the CHANGE Framework.
The first year of the CHANGE Framework Grants program focuses on understanding the critical issues in Hawai`i that might need more support, or pinpointing where momentum is taking place and more investment is needed.
GHH is excited to be exploring how the recidivism rate and other related data can contribute to this collective understanding and action to find equitable solutions for our island home.
To assist justice-involved Hawai'i Island men, women, and youth with reintegration into community life
through employment, education, housing, and appropriate services
"Ho'i Hou I Ka Mole" (Return to the Root)
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