Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

Hawaii

I. Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Contact:
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-8844
808-586-9099 fax
Web Site: www.hawaii.gov/labor/

Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to:
• potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories;
• service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and
• researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.

A. Federal Bonding Program
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Contact:
Workforce Development Division
Hawaii State Employment Service
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 329
Honolulu, HI 96813-9676
808-586-8815
808-586-8822 fax

B. Tax Credits
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.

Contact:
Workforce Development Division
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 329
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-8815
808-586-8822 fax

C. Unemployment Insurance Office
Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.

The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.

One can file a new claim for unemployment insurance benefits or reopen an existing claim by calling the telephone filing system, Hawaii Tele-Claim, at 808-643-5555.

Contact:
Unemployment Division
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

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II. Criminal Record Repository

This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

Conviction data may be accessed on Public Access computers at the Data Center, the main county police departments, and the Kona Police Department on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To search the conviction database, the subject's name, social security number, sex, and birth date are needed. A printed copy of a Public Access search costs $10. If some of the personal identification information for the subject to be checked is unknown, the Data Center will conduct a name-based check for $15. The Data Center will conduct a fingerprint-based access and review request (for the individual) for $25.

Contact:
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Department of the Attorney General
Kekuanao's Building
465 South King Street, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-548-3100
Web Site: www.hawaii.gov/ag/

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III. State Attorney General

Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

Contact:
Office of the Attorney General
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-587-1500
808-586-1239 fax
Web Site: www.state.hi.us/ag/

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IV. State Department of Corrections

Department of Public Safety/Corrections

Contact:
919 Ala Moana Building
4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814
808-587-1340
808-587-1282 fax
Web Site: www.hawaii.gov/psd

 

 

Prison Industry Program

Contact:
Correctional Industries Division
99-902 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701
808-486-2600

 

Pre-Release Program

Transitional planning and workforce development are conducted through the Correctional Education Department and are available to all inmates.

Contact:
Correctional Education Department
808-587-1279

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V. Department of Public Safety/Hawaii Paroling Authority

Contact:
Department of Public Safety/Hawaii Paroling Authority
1177 Alakea Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-587-1310
808-587-1314 fax

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VI. Legal Assistance

Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.

A. State Public Defender

Contact:
Office of the Public Defender
1130 North Nimitz Highway
Suite A-135
Honolulu, HI 96817
808-586-2200
808-586-2222 fax
Web Site: www.hawaii.gov/budget/pd

B. Legal Services

Contact:

C. State Bar Association

Contact:
Hawaii State Bar Association
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 906
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-537-1868
808-521-7936 fax
Web Site: www.hsba.org/

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VII. Local Service Providers

Community agencies are available to assist individuals with criminal records find employment. This information will inform individuals with criminal records about government agencies and community-based organizations that assist with employment, education or vocational training. Researchers and policy makers may find this information useful in identifying agencies and service providers in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.

One-Stop Centers - Honolulu

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
830 Punchbowl Street, #112
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-8700
808-586-8724 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Kaneohe

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
45--1141 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-233-3700
808-233-3709 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Waipahu

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Waipahu Civic Center
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
94-275 Mokuola Street, #300
Waipahu, HI 96797
808-675-0010
808-675-0011 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Maui

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
2064 Wells Street, #108
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-984-2091
808-984-2090 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Molokai

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
55 Makaena Place
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
808-553-3281
808-553-3427 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Kauai

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
3100 Kuhio Highway
#C-10
Lihue, HI 96766
808-274-3056
808-274-3059 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Hilo

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
777 Kilauea Avenue
#121
Hilo, HI 96720
808-974-4126
808-974-4125 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

One-Stop Centers - Kona

One-Stop centers in Hawaii are essentially self-service. They offer workshops in resume writing, job search, dress for the workplace and interviewing techniques. Space is limited and workshop space must be reserved in advance. Computers, fax machines, copies and self service job seeking software is available for use. There is also instructional software for typing and word processing available for use.

Contact:
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Hawaii Workforce Development Division
74-5565 Luhia Street
#C-4
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
808-327-4770
808-327-4774 fax
Web Site: www.dlir.state.hi.us/wdd/

YWCA of Oahu

YWCA of Oahu provides programs in the areas of social development, job readiness and skills training, aquatics, wellness, childcare, youth services, arts and ceramics, camp and conference activities, and transitional housing.

Contact:
YWCA of Oahu
1040 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-538-7061
808-545-2832 fax
Web Site: www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=9fLGJSOyHpE&b=269455

Central Oahu Youth Services Association, Inc.

Central Oahu Youth Services Association, Inc. provides services to youth ages 12-17 through an Emergency Shelter Program and Wilderness Oceans Experience Program. Services include individual group skill-building, social recreation, tutoring, and parent support groups for both programs. Those served include runaways, abused, neglected, homeless, and youth at-risk and those already on probation for minor violations.

Contact:
Central Oahu Youth Services Association
66-528 Haleiwa Road
Haleiwa, HI 96712
808-637-9344
808-637-3050 fax

Community Assistance Center

The Community Assistance Center provides counseling and related services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system, individuals with criminal records, delinquents, at-risk youth, and adjudicated youthful offenders and their families; halfway houses for female offenders; transitional residence for adjudicated youth; anger management programs for juvenile offenders; and public education on corrections, crime prevention and alternatives to incarceration.

Contact:
John Howard Association
200 North Vineyard Boulevard
Suite 330
Honolulu, HI 96817
808-537-2917
808-524-3450 fax
Web Site: www.cachawaii.org/

 

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. provides occupational skills training, job placement, and support services to people with various barriers to employment.

 

Contact:
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.
2610 Kilihau Street
Honolulu, HI 96819-2020
808-836-0313
808-833-4943 fax
E-mail:
info@higoodwill.org
Web Site: www.higoodwill.org/

Network Enterprises, Inc.

Network Enterprises, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1985 to provide vocational rehabilitation, job training, job placement and support services to persons in Hawaii with physical, social, economic and/or intellectual/cognitive challenges. Network Enterprises, Inc.'s mission is to assist clients in building and enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence and to motivate them to obtain and maintain successful, competitive employment.

Contact:
Network Enterprises, Inc.
680 Iwilei Rd., Suite 695
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Telephone: (808) 521-7774
Fax: (808) 521-2984
E-mail: Mail@NetworkEnterprises.org
Web Site: http://www.networkenterprises.org

 

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