Legislation

In review:

SB316 / HB182
Permits a court to dispose of a juvenile case by referring the defendant to a restorative justice program when the court deems it would be in the best interest of the child and the child admits guilt.

Click here to view and provide testimony for SB316
Click here to view and provide testimony for HB182

SB70 / HB1056
Appropriates funds to expand the restorative reentry circles pilot program to correctional facilities statewide.

Click here to view and provide testimony for SB70
Click here to view and provide testimony for HB1056

SB 60 / HB 179
Affords victims and surviving immediate family members, and any accompanying loved ones, the right to participate in restorative justice processes for the harm suffered by the victim, upon written request, and requires those parties to be informed of this right by the police or prosecutor.

Click here to view and provide testimony for SB60
Click here to view and provide testimony for HB179

Passed:

SB 61/ HB 183
Provides the option of participating in a restorative justice program for children who are undergoing informal adjustment by a court or other designated agency, which may involve the child and the child’s parents or guardian meeting with the victim harmed by the child’s law violation and that victims supporters

• SB 61 Passed May 1, 2013 – Act 062
• Amended Section HRS 571-31.4 regarding informal adjustment of juveniles

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