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Reports of domestic violence have increased during the pandemic, and that has the state judiciary concerned.

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Advocates for victims in Hawaii domestic violence cases are backing a proposal to reduce certain domestic violence cases from felonies to misdemeanors.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the Domestic Violence Action Center.

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Hawaiʻi teenagers are experiencing physical and sexual abuse in dating relationships at rates higher than the national average. That’s according to a survey conducted by the state in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports on what this looks like and what is being done to prevent it.

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A key Domestic Violence bill failed to pass in the State Legislature this session and supporters want to know why. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Domestic Violence Action Center and CEO Nanci Kriedman. For close to thirty years, they have provided legal information and representation and services for victims of domestic abuse in the Aloha State.

The Conversation: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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Biki Bikes Expansion; Zen Camera Book; Volunteer Assistance for HPD in Domestic Violence Disputes; Restaurant Tip Pooling

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Events are being held across the state in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While domestic abuse is often associated with physical violence, pscyhological abuse is the wound no one can see.  HPR's Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story. 

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Domestic Violence Action Center. Since 1990, they’ve provided legal information and representation to victims and sectors of the community, including advocacy to assist and accompany victims as they seek access to community resources in their pursuit of safety and freedom. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back CEO Nanci Kreidman.

Town Square: The Status of Domestic Violence in Hawai‘i

Mar 3, 2016
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CMY Kane / Flickr

  Domestic violence got a lot of attention last summer and lately threw another spotlight on HPD. But beyond conversation, has there been any real movement on the domestic violence front? We’ll find out.  Join us for an update on the status of domestic violence.

Town Square: Men on Domestic Violence

Oct 1, 2015
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Neal Milner guest hosts a panel of men, all community activists, to consider how men can counter domestic violence. They'll look at the Men's March and their role long after it's over.

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The 20th Annual Men’s March Against Domestic Violence was conducted around the State Capitol today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and reports on a law that is not well known in the community and applies to those assigned to protect us.    

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Flickr / morner

A Joint Legislative Committee on Public Safety convened an informational briefing today on the Honolulu Police Department’s response to domestic violence cases. Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women executive director, Cathy Betts, receives calls daily from domestic violence victims complaining about how police officers handle their cases.

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Helping Hand is a new weekly feature on HPR with local All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand will put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the handicapped, disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about PACTHawai`i – Parents and Children Together Hawai`i Family Service Agency. 

  Namelehuapono is providing a new kind of support to victims of domestic violence.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on their process of reconnecting women with their culture and with their own inner resources.

Namelehuapono does not have its own website, but some information can be found here.