HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING TO REVIEW AND SEEK IMPROVED POLICY ON VIOLENCE IN HAWAII

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss hate & violent crimes, such as but not limited to, domestic violence, hate crimes based on race or sexual orientation, physical violence, and gang violence.

 

AGENDA OF THE BRIEFING

I. Introduction

II. Review of recent cases of violence local & nationally

III. Department of Human Services Programs to address violence & protection for victims of violent crimes

IV. Hear from other federal, state, local, or private organizations working to reduce violence and gang violence in Hawaii

V. Panel Discussion

VI. Review proposed solutions by Panel

 

At the conclusion of the briefing, the chair will summarize the suggested viable solutions ascertained from this briefing and review proposed policy changes, via administrative or proposed bills and resolutions to better address the issues of violence in our community.

 

The following organizations or individuals have been invited to participate:

 

The State Department of Human Services

Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center

Sikh Association of Hawaii

Adult Friends for Youth

Peer Mediators Program

Stop Abuse Campaign to Stop Domestic Violence

Gandhi International Institute for Peace

Intelligent One Organization

Soka Gakkai International

Hawaii Rifle Association

Honolulu Pride

Equality Hawaii

Churches & community groups as well as advocates seeking to better address violence in Hawaii.

 

ONLY TESTIMONY FROM THOSE ON THE TESTIFIER LIST WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

Persons on the testifiers list wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing or briefing with a transmittal cover indicating:

 

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee the comments are directed to;

    The date and time of the hearing or briefing;

    Measure number if applicable; and

    The number of copies the Committee is requesting. 

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing/briefing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: One copy (including an original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;

FAX:     For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HUStestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns.  This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6050.

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6050.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker of the House