Parole Completion Celebrations

A link to a paper regarding Parole Completion Celebration programs by Judge Leslie Kobayashi and Lorenn Walker: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2700728

Parole Completion Celebration Awards for assisting people on parole or involved in the justice system

On November 10, 2022 the 14th Annual Parole Completion Celebration was held in person at Ali’iolani Hale, Hawai’i’s Supreme Court. The talking circle held after food and socializing was opened with a beautiful oli by Momilani Cody. Attending the event this year included Hawai’i’s Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, First Lady Dawn Ige, her husband Governor David Ige, Hawai’i Parol Board Chairperson Fred Hyun and Parol Board member Gene Demello, Nani Daniels (wonderful daughter of our beloved Jackie Young), HFRJ Chairperson Leela Bilmes Goldstein, Rich Turban, past HFRJ Chairperson and Larson Medina HFRJ board member, along with many others who work to improve the legal system. The individuals being honored in 2022 for their work follow:

1.      First Lady Dawn IgePatti Lyons Social and Restorative Justice Award presented by CJ Recktenwald – for her work and support of the Women’s Correctional Center Higher & Continuing Education pilot project where imprisoned women are trained to tutor their less educated peers to pass the GED and assisted with reentry and college plans in and after release from prison

2.       Alisha Kaluhiokalani – University of Hawai‘i School of Social Work Senior, Restorative Justice Model Reentry Award presented by First Lady Dawn Ige, CJ Recktenwald and Rich Turbin – for her hard work and caring for others showing that it can lead to an improved life. She had been incarcerated for many years, but in 2016 she changed her life including making a plan for her future, and amends with her loved ones and herself, in a huikahi reentry circle –today Alisha is thriving including being a senior in social work at the University of Hawai’i, she became ‘olelo, is a committed parent, peer mentor, and is a tremendous resource for our community

3.      Francis “Flash” Taele – Corrections Education Specialist, Restorative Justice Corrections Employee Award presented by First Lady Ige, Mark Recktenwald & Rich Turbin – for assisting in Women’s Community Correctional Center Higher and Continuing Education pilot program that has been a huge success in serving women who want to further their educations and lead more peaceful lives—Flash contributed far beyond what was expected in serving the women making the program a prototype for other correctional institutions

4.         Mary Scott Lau – Jackie Young Social and Restorative Justice Award – presented by Jackie’s daughter Nani Daniels along with First Lady Ige, Mark Recktenwald & Rich Turbin – for founding and providing the Women In Need program that provides housing and other services for women reentering the community after incarceration—Mary’s work helping women, children and families demonstrates the values that Jackie Young lived by—Nani can say something now or wait until she is in the circle – Larson Medina who worked at the women’s prison 30 years is accepting the award for Mary

5.           Hawai’i Foodservice Alliance (HFA) – Restorative Employer Award – presented by First Lady Ige, Mark Recktenwald & Rich Turbin – HFAis being honored for its continual support in offering people on parole secure employment, being supportive of their parole conditions, and supporting their overall needs during community adjustment – award will be accepted by two HFA employees Jennifer Hughs and Joslyn Aoki formerly incarcerated women who are highly valued as a manager (Hughs) and team leader (Aoki) for HFA—the presenter can mention this about Ms. Hughs and Aoki

6.    Maria “Maya” Datulayta – Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award – presented by Fred Hyun Parole Board Chief, First Lady Ige, Mark Recktenwald & Rich Turbin –Parole Officer Datulayta is being honored for her continual diligence and empathy as she strives to assist parolees with success on community supervision—she embodies Russ Takaki’s values by going the extra mile and is approachable by families, employers, and other community members who work as a team to help ensure a safer community

October 5, 2021 

Opening oli by Ahukini Fuertes King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Award Presentations by: First Lady Dawn Ige, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Hawai‘i, US District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi, HFRJ President Rich Turbin, Esq., Jackie Young’s daughter Paula Daniels, Esq., Social Worker & Justice Pioneer Patti Lyons, Parole Board Chair Fred Hyun, and Director Department of Public Safety Max Otani

Ashlee Rapp—Windward Community College Student who works 2 full-time jobs – Restorative Justice Community Reentry award for being a role model

Steve Oshiro—Manager New Hope Ministeries – Restorative Justice Community Reentry award for being a role model

Momi Cazimero—Artist – Jackie Young Restorative & Social Justice Award for helping the community Judge Joseph Cardoza—Hawai‘I State Circuit Court Judge for Third Circuit – Judicial Restorative & Innovation Award for promoting access to justice, etc. Noriko Namiki—CEO YWCA of O‘ahu – Patti Lyons Social & Restorative Justice Award for helping formerly incarcerated women

Kualoa Ranch—Outdoor facility in Kualoa Valley – Restorative Employer Awardfor employing people who’ve been convicted of crimes

Jenny Coats—Federal Pretrial Officer – Russ Takaki Restorative Probation Officer Award

Al Boloson—State Parole Officer – Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award

Malakai “Mo” Maumalanga—Adult Friends for Youth Program Director – posthumans Restorative Work & Living Award

October 7, 2020

Rashel Kahalioumi-Taketa – Restorative Justice Community Reentry

Dr. Amy Agbayani, PhD. – Jackie Young Restorative & Social Justice Award

Rom Trader, US District Court Magistrate – Federal Judicial Restorative and Innovative Award

Maryann Bray, Kim Clarke, Kepola Dudoit, Jennifer Hughes, and Lois Kim collectively for their work with the O’ahu YWCA –  Patti Lyons Social & Restorative Justice Award 

NAN, Inc., – Restorative Employer Award

Michael Knott, Hawai’i  State Parole Officer  – Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award

October 9, 2019 

Yolanda Nasser, Assistant Supervisor Kitchen Service, Restorative Justice Community Reentry

Malina Kaulukukui, Haku Ho‘oponopono, Kumu Hula, and Retired University of Hawai‘i Social Work Professor, Patti Lyons Social and Restorative Justice Award

Rhonda Loo, Maui Circuit Court Judge, Hawai‘i State Judicial Innovation & Restorative Award

Kevin Chang, United States Magistrate Judge, Federal Judicial Innovation & Restorative Award

Hardware Hawai‘i, Restorative Employer Award

Gwenson Yuen, Hawai‘i State Parole Officer, Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award 

October 10, 2018

Leah Castro-Business Owner (Restorative Justice Community Reentry Award)

Jackie Young, Phd., -Chair Hawai’i State Judicial Selection Commission (Restorative Justice Community Support Award)

Bruce Keaulani – Affectionately known as Uncle Bruce, (Restorative Justice Community Support Award)

Carrie Ann Shirota, Esq., – Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission attorney (Restorative Justice Legal Innovations Award)

William Maemori – Juvenile Probation Administrator (Judicial Innovation Award)

Shawn Manini – Reentry Affairs Coordinator, Honolulu Federal Detention Center (Russ Takaki Restorative Justice Award)

Adrienne Boxer – Hawai’i State Parole Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative Justice Award)

October 2017

Daphne HookanoDirector, Beacon of Hope House Program (Restorative Justice Community Reentry Award)

De MONT R.D. ConnorDirector, Ho’omana Pono, LLC (Restorative Justice Community Reentry Award)

Chas WilliamsDirector, WorkNet Hawai‘i (Restorative Justice Community Support Award)

Kevin RegoHawai‘i State Parole Office (Russ Takaki Restorative State Parole Officer Award)

Allison ThomU.S. Pretrial Services Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative Federal Pretrial Officer Award)

Merton ChinenDirector, State Office of Youth Services (Restorative Justice Support for Youth and Families)

William DomingoHawai‘i District Court Judge (Award for Judicial Innovation & Restorative Approach)

November 2016

Michele Pope-Director, Bridge Furlough WCCC, (Restorative Justice Reentry From Prison Award)

Lillian HusseinAdministrative Assistant, First Presbyterian Church (Restorative Justice Community Reentry Award)

Kai AdricAssistant Pastor, Agape Christian Church (Restorative Justice Community Reentry Award)

Ken Lawson-Law Professor, Richardson School of Law (Restorative Redemption & Peace Award)

Robert BottHawai‘i State Parole Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative State Parole Officer Award)

Robin DemelloU.S. Probation Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative Federal Probation Officer Award)

Mark Recktenwald Hawai‘i Chief Justice (Award for Hosting Circles of Restorative Justice)

October 2015

Georgette KahaoMasters of Social Work Student, University of Hawai‘i (Restorative Justice Award for Formerly Incarcerated Person)

Kat BradyCommunity Activist & Advocate (Restorative Justice Community Award)

Michela ValadorAdult Correctional Officer (Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) Restorative Justice Prison Award)

Leslie KobayashiFederal District Court Judge (Judicial Innovation Award)

Mark Nanamori Hawai‘i State Parole Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative State Parole Officer Award)

Cheryl InouyeHawai‘i Probation Section Administrator (Russ Takaki Restorative State Probation Officer Award)

Lisa JichaSenior U.S. Probation Officer (Russ Takaki Restorative Federal Probation Officer Award)

November 2014

Margaret WatsonPres. Human Services Club (Prison Aftercare Support By Formerly Incarcerated)

Michael D. WilsonAssociate Justice (Judicial Innovation & Compassion)

Toni Grace BissenESQ, PU‘A Foundation (Support for Imprisoned & Formerly Imprisoned People)

Robert K. MerceESQ, (Restorative Justice Community Support)

Elizabeth Hanawahine-Adult Correctional Officer (Ted Sakai Restorative Prison Staff, 2010)

Larson Medina-Recreation Director WCCC (Ted Sakai Restorative Prison Staff, 2010)

Rick Y. FujiharaParole Officer & Supervisor Maui (The Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer)

November 2013

Frank GarciaBusiness Owner, Aiea (Prison Aftercare Support Award)

Matthew TaufeteeDirector Life After Prison (Restorative Justice Community Award)

Ted Sakai-Director Public Safety (Ted Sakai Restorative Prison Award)

Judge Steven Alm-First Circuit Court (Judicial Innovation Award)

Reginald UneParole Officer & Supervisor, Hilo (The Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award)

October 2012

Chris Bardon (The Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award)

Delphine Abbott, Edgar Meyer, & Michael Mikami (Prison Aftercare Support Awards)

Warden Mark Patterson (Restorative Justice Prison Award)

Milford “Bubba” Smith (Restorative Justice Community Award)

Judge Bode Uale (Judicial Innovation Award)

October 2011

Judge Leslie A. Hayashi (Judicial Innovation Award)

Carlo Fiore (Prison Aftercare Support Award)

Jo DesMarets (The Russ Takaki Restorative Parole Officer Award)

Ian Crabbe (Restorative Justice Community Award)

October 2010

Ronald T.Y. MoonRetired Chief Justice Hawai‘i State Supreme Court

Michael Town-Retired Circuit Court Judge State of Hawai‘i

March 2010

Russ TakakiFormer Chief Executive to the board of parole and pardons from. George Downing accepting on his behalf

Parole Completion Celebration Programs:

2017

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8th Parole Celebration Program – 10-4-2017 118.33 KB 532 downloads

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2016

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7th Parole Completion Celebration – 9-9-2016 219.21 KB 621 downloads

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2015

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6th Parole Completion Celebration – 10-13-2015 224.00 KB 475 downloads

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2014

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5th Parole Completion Celebration – 11-9-2014 261.45 KB 617 downloads

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2013

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4th Parole Completion Celebration – 11-14-2013 249.42 KB 530 downloads

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2012

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3rd Parole Completion Celebration - 10-11-2012 113.33 KB 501 downloads

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2011

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2nd Parole Completion Celebration- 10-6-2010 219.44 KB 473 downloads

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2010

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1st Parole Completion Celebration 3-31-2010 633.92 KB 559 downloads

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