STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3765
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 564
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 564, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Compact Administrator for the State Council for the Interstate Juvenile Supervision
G.M. No. 564
for a term to expire 06-30-2022,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Nathan Foo for service as the Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Nathan Foo from the Judiciary, State of Hawai‘i.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Foo's experience and commitment to public service qualify him for appointment as Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. Your Committee notes that Mr. Foo has extensive experience of more than thirty years working as a social services manager, supervisor, court officer, and probation officer for the State's family court. Through that work, Mr. Foo has counseled, managed, and supervised many juveniles that were processed through the court system. Mr. Foo is currently the Social Services Manager for the Juvenile Client Services Branch of the Family Court of the First Circuit, where he oversees juvenile services, and for the past year has served as the Compact Administrator of the State Council for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. Prior to his work in family court, Mr. Foo was a social worker in the Protective Services Intake Unit of the Department of Human Services' Child Protective Services. As a social worker, Mr. Foo provided counseling and support to minors in difficult family situations and victims of child abuse. Your Committee finds that Mr. Foo's vast experiences working with juveniles and his prior experience make him well-suited to serve as Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair