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District Court Programs

The District Courts provide a wide variety of services, including:

Civil Division

The Civil Division processes all civil regular claims and small claims filed, sets the claims for trial, provides personnel to operate the courts, and processes all post-trial judgments and documents.

District Court Probation Branch

Probation officers in the District Court Probation Branch are deputized to aid the courts by preparing the judges’ pre-sentence investigation reports and restitution studies, and coordinating mental examinations of defendants. Probation officers also supervise probationers and offenders on court-ordered control and provide counseling and coordination of rehabilitative services. Note: Kaua`i does not have a separate District Court Probation Branch.

Division of Driver Education

The Division of Driver Education is financed through a fee collected from each individual convicted of a moving traffic violation. This division coordinates and administers a comprehensive traffic safety education and training program as a preventative and rehabilitative effort for both adult and juvenile traffic offenders. Services are offered on all islands and include counseling, instruction, public information, and community education. All offenders convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense are required, by statute, to participate in the Driver Education Program. Learn more about Traffic Cases.

Contact the District Courts

Find contact information for the court in your circuit:

Court Forms

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Prepare for Your Case

Go to our Self-Help section for information about: