STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1748

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 108

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 108 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE ITS INVESTMENT IN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXITING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Public Safety to increase its investment in comprehensive offender reentry training programs for individuals exiting correctional facilities.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Young Women's Christian Association of Oahu, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the Department of Public Safety is statutorily required under part III of chapter 353H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide comprehensive and effective reentry planning for adults exiting correctional facilities, subject to the availability of funding. The Department is also required to notify inmates of the availability of assistance and assist inmates, upon request, to obtain their civil identification documents to aid in their reentry. Your Committee finds an increased emphasis on reentry programs by the Department is needed.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 108 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans,

 

 

 

 

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TAKASHI OHNO, Chair