Effective Dec. 1, all hearings originally scheduled for South Kohala District Court will be held at the Keahuolu Courthouse (Kona) or Hale Kaulike Courthouse (Hilo). For assistance, call 808-322-8700 (Keahuolu) or 808-961-7470 (Hale Kaulike) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
O`ahu Children’s Justice Center
Located in a quiet neighborhood near downtown Honolulu, this is the state’s largest Center, serving 1,100 children each year ranging in age from 2 to 18. Victims come from all socio-economic and ethnic groups.
“Before the Center opened, it was chaotic for everyone,” said Dr. June Ching, a consultant interviewer and trainer. “Now we have an orderly and fair system.”
Serving All of Hawai`i
Children’s Centers are geographically dispersed to meet needs of children statewide:
Centers provide comfortable settings for children of all ages. See examples:
Specially trained professionals conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews, and interviews are videotaped, in lieu of written statements.