Going Home Hawaiʻi to host summit about solutions for justice-impacted individuals
Going Home Hawaiʻi, an organization focused on reintegrating individuals involved with the justice system into the community and the workforce is hosting the inaugural Going Home Hawaiʻi Reentry and Restoration Summit.
The summit, which will feature policymakers and industry experts to discuss long-term solutions, will be held at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort on Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Supportive housing, equity, healthcare, community safety and career pathways are among the topics that will be discussed in-depth during the day-long summit.
The goal is to generate long-term solutions that will end the cycle of relapse by giving justice-involved individuals better opportunities for success when they reenter the community.
“We all know someone who deserves a second chance in life,” said Les Estrella, president and CEO of Going Home Hawaiʻi. “When our family, friends and neighbors return home, we need to provide the support to help them become successful and contributing community members. The Going Home Hawaiʻi Reentry and Restoration Summit seeks to amplify these efforts and create safer communities for us all.”
The summit will include a special showing of the local documentary “Beyond Bars: Prison Women Speak”. The Cannes International Film Festival Shorts Award-winning film, directed by Tadia Rice, features stories of women incarcerated in Hawaiʻi.