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How is HSCADV involved in public policy?

HSCADV tracks all bills relating to domestic violence in Hawaiʻi, submits testimonies, and advocates for legislation that protects survivors of domestic violence and their families.  The 2023 Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 18th and will run until the end of April.  Please view the full legislative calendar here and keep an eye out for future updates from HSCADV.

Policy Agenda

HSCADV is committed to advocating for the health and well-being of survivors, their families, and service providers through public policy.  We have launched the first legislative policy agenda in the coalition’s recent history to be introduced to the entire legislature on opening day.

The policy agenda represents the input of our member programs statewide, some of whom served on the policy committee.  We have received invaluable input and advice from the following member programs: Domestic Violence Action Center, YWCA of Kaua‘i, Women In Need, Hawaiʻi Health & Harm Reduction Center, and Parents and Children Together.

Other Coalitions We Support

Resources

Check out the following resources to keep up-to-date on legislative issues:

State of Hawaiʻi Legislative Reference Bureau Public Access Room (PAR) – Free resource providing the general public with information on the state legislative process.  Information on the current legislative session, tips and engaging in local politics, and more can be found.  Contact the PAR via phone and email; no walk-in services.

Hawaiʻi State Legislature – Create an account and sign up to keep track of bills, hearings, and testimonies.

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