Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 173



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 173, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


SANDRA JOY EASTLACK, for a term to expire June 30, 2002, to fill a vacancy and a reappointment for a term to expire June 30, 2006; and

DAWN YOSHIMURA SINCLAIR, for a term to expire June 30, 2003,

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the testimony and statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that each of the nominees has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Crime Victim Compensation Commission.

Your Committtee received testimony in support of Sandra Joy Eastlack from the Crime Victim Compensation Commission and Honolulu Information Service, and in support of Dawn Yoshimura Sinclair from the Crime Victim Compensation Commission.

Your Committee notes the following background and qualifications of the nominees:

Sandra Joy Eastlack is currently the Director of Program Services for Child and Family Services. She has a career in counseling and social work, and received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She was the 1998 and 2001 Counselor of the Year of the Hawaii Counseling Association. The nominee is a member of the Hawaii Counseling Association and Hawaii Mental Health Counseling Association, and has been a board member of the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Oahu Domestic Violence Task Force, Waianae Domestic Violence Task Force, and SAVD (Americorps) Community Council.

Dawn Yoshimura Sinclair is a homemaker, who received an interim appointment in September 2001, to the Crime Victim Compensation Commission to fill a vacancy. She has manifested an exceptional ability to understand and appreciate her role as a member of the Commission. She has taken a lead in planning an innovative program to make the Commission more accessible to the public, utilizing state-of-the-art communication and Internet capabilities. The nominee received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,