URGENT SB3071 SCHHA/HOOKULAIWI BILL March 20 Hearing

From: Margaret Maaka
Subject: URGENT SB3071 SCHHA/HOOKULAIWI BILL March 20 Hearing
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012, 3:51 PM

URGENT

Aloha mai kakou:
Our SCHHA/Hookulaiwi SB3071, SD2 (HSCR103-12) (requesting appropriation to acquire faculty positions and operations monies for the University of Hawaii Hookulaiwi Center for Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education to deliver critically needed teacher education/education programs to Hawaiian homestead communities of highest need—beginning with Molokai and Maui) is scheduled to be heard by the House Committee on Higher Education.

DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
ROOM: Conference Room 309

Please see below for sample testimony.

FOLKS–lets keep the excellent momentum going. We need as many people as possible to send testimony. If you are able to attend the meeting, even better.

  • Annie–would you please send this out to the SCHHA network
  • Kilia–would you please send out to Molokai folks
  • Kimo K–please rally the Nanakuli folk
  • Hookulaiwi team–please keep up the excellent work

Mahalo,
Margie
Co-Chair, SCHHA Committee on Education
Director, Hoʻokulāiwi

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SAMPLE TESTIMONY

To: HEDtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov
March 20, 2012
Aloha mai Representative Nishimoto (Chair), Representative Nakashima (Vice Chair) and Members of the House Committee on Higher Education:

I write in very VERY STRONG SUPPORT of SB3071 to appropriate funds for three permanent positions and operating expenses for Hookulaiwi: Aha Hoonaauao Oiwi (the Center for Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education) within the University of Hawaii.

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Testimony Needed for Witness Line-Up Bill on March 20

SB2304, which establishes common-sense protocols and procedures to make the witness identification process as fair as possible, is being heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, 3/20/12. The bill requires HPD, when practicable, to use an officer who does not know which person is the suspect to run the line up. It also allows defense attorneys to argue that non-compliance with the procedures could be grounds to suppress evidence or claim mis-identification of suspects. Finally, it requires the Attorney General to train law enforcement officers on proper procedures for running witness identification line-ups.

Lawmakers have been moved by testimony concerning the large amount of falsely identified people who have suffered decades in jail for crimes they did not commit. The Alvin Jardine case in Maui is just one example, see: http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/545411/Jardine-ruling-a-first-for-legal-program.html?nav=10

SB2304 is a critically important bill because as it stands now, there is no penalty when law enforcement fails to follow proper and fair procedures during a witness line up. It is very difficult to overcome a positive witness identification when you are the accused, even if you are in fact innocent. This bill will hopefully help prevent more tragedies like what befell Alvin Jardine, who spent 20 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

Here is a link to the bill’s status, including a link to submit testimony:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2304

If you have any questions, contact my aide, Wally Inglis, at 586-7793. Mahalo and please spread the word.

Human Rights Day Program

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Parents and Children Together (PACT) Job openings

RECRUITMENT POSTING

RECRUITMENT POSTING

Date: 3/9/2012
To: ALL INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS
From: Human Resources Department
Subject: Recruitment Posting (Pages -3)

Parents And Children Together, one of Hawaii’s leading non-profit family service agencies is recruiting for the positions listed below. Interested individuals must send a resume w/cover letter indicating the specific positions(s) being applied for. Resumes that do not indicate the specific position(s) being applied for will be treated as an unsolicited resume.

Economic Development Center (Kona)
PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Recruitment #1390. FT. The primary functions of the Program Specialist are to support highly challenged low-income families within the community who are unemployed or underemployed.
Education / Training Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, required PLUS One (1) year experience in job placement or business start-up, required PLUS One (1) year experience working in case management PLUS One (1) year experience working supportive service environments designed for underserved populations, required; OR
• High School diploma or equivalent, required PLUS Two (2) years experience in job placement or business start-up, required PLUS Two (2) years experience in case management, required PLUS Two (2) years experience working supportive service environments designed for underserved populations, required.
• Knowledge in Microsoft office, preferred.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and daily access to an insured vehicle.
Excellent Benefits. Closing Date 3/15/2012

Enhanced Hana Like Program (Oahu)
FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Recruitment # 1394. FT. Challenging opportunity to make a difference in the lives of high-risk families. The Family Support Specialist provides voluntary, culturally appropriate, and strength base services and home visits related to child safety concerns to families with children ages birth to seventeen (17) years of age who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect.
Education / Training Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology or human development, required PLUS One (1) year of experience working in the area of child abuse and neglect prevention, including domestic violence and substance abuse issues, required.
• Must have daily access to an insured vehicle.
Excellent Benefits. Closing Date 3/19/2012

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