Domestic Violence


Tracking Hawaii’s progress as it attempts to tackle the serious problem of domestic violence. From 2008 to 2012, 38.7 percent of all murders in the state were domestic violence related, according to the Domestic Violence Action Center.

Together we can build stronger, more peaceful families
  • Opinion
Chelsie Haunga
Women’s Caucus targets violence, health and the high cost of living
  • News Report

The Women’s Legislative Caucus, consisting of members from both the State Senate and House, today announced a joint package of measures for the 2015 legislative session. Read More »

Will Caron
Safe families create a healthy community

As a community, we must accept the bold truth that what goes on in the home, within intimate family arrangements, impacts us all. Read More »

Nanci Kriedman
Tackling domestic violence: Hawaiʻi must do better

While state laws and the Honolulu Police Department's policies regarding domestic violence cases need some improvement, experts say it is HPD's poor enforcement of these laws and policies that is the real factor in continuing cycles of domestic violence in Hawaiʻi. Read More »

Will Caron
Domestic violence explainer

An overview of HPD policies, State laws and annual statistics related to domestic violence. Read More »

Will Caron