Research & Resources

The Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi Hui is committed to sharing our lessons learned, progress, and tools to support Indigenous youth worldwide. We invite collaborators to contact us or to consider a virtual or in-person site visit to learn more.

Why Youth Incarceration Fails: An Updated Review of the Evidence
Source: The Sentencing Project
Date: December 2022
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Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Source: The Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Date: May 2022
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Working Toward Native Hawaiian Equity In Our Justice System
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat
Date: March 16, 2022
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Opinion: Diverting Youth From Justice Systems Is Key to Racial Equity
Source: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Date: March 17, 2021
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Hawaiʻi Recidivism Update
Source: Timothy Wong
Date: 2018
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Implementing Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement in Hawaii
Source: Crime and Justice Institute
Date: October 2017
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The Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force Report
Source: The Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force
Date: July 10, 2012
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Is There an Uneven Administration of Justice for Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi?
Source: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Date: September 2011
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Native Hawaiians Over-Represented in Hawai‘i’s Criminal Justice System
Source: Justice Policy Institute
Date: September 28, 2010
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Voices of Our Community

“This is better than jail…. You can be able to make changes…. I’ve learned personally to start putting my pride aside and start listening more…. It helps me to be able to break the chain. That was something that I thought I would never be able to break.”

– D. Cortez

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