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:

Monday, November 26, 2012

TIME:

5:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Dole Middle School, Library

1803 Kamehameha IV Road

Honolulu, HI 96819

 

A G E N D A

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to address youth gang-violence in the areas near Dole Middle School. The Committee will consider "anti-gang" programs and "best practices" to reduce youth gang-violence and discuss "parental rights" seeking to provide a summary of the most effective solutions to better address youth violence.

 

The briefing will also focus on recent incidents of youth violence and crime, which includes, but is not limited to, violent acts toward Kalihi area students and community residents, graffiti, mail tampering, theft, and property damage. Discussion will be centered on the recent criminal acts by youth; analysis by "At Risk" youth experts, thoughts and suggestions by David Hipp, Executive Director for DHS, Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility, and a plan of action, pursuant to suggestions and thoughts by the Honolulu Police Department, the above individuals or organizations and any of the presenters at the briefing.

 

At the conclusion of the briefing, the chair will summarize the suggested solutions ascertained from this briefing and review a proposed Plan of Action.

 

The following organizations or individuals have been invited to participate:

 

State Department of Education, Principal Arnie Kikkawa or her designee

DOE Farrington Complex Superintendent Calvin Nomiyama or his designee

Farrington High School Vice Principal Ronald Oyama or his designee

The State Department of Human Services

Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility, Executive Director or his designee David Hipp

Honolulu Policy Department Kalihi Substation Sgt. Bryan Oato or his designee

Adult Friends for Youth, Executive Director Deborah Spencer-Chun or her designee

Kalihi - PACT

Kokua Kalihi Valley Community Health Center

Kalihi YMCA

Area Residents and concerned parents, students, organizations or individuals

 

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 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