Original story published on CNHA’s Midday Manaʻo podcast on August 10, 2022, click here to view.

On this week’s episode, Manu and Mehana are joined by Mark Kawika Patterson, Administrator of the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center and Chair of the Hawaiʻi State Correctional Systems Oversight Commission. With over 30 years of experience working in the criminal justice system, Kawika shares about the importance of shifting our mindsets from punishment to rehabilitation, creating a place of recovery, and the role of ʻāina-based healing.