As you begin or continue your journey through the Court System of Hawaii, you're going to learn a lot of things you never thought you'd learn, have to learn, or want to learn.  Sometimes, it's necessary to inform legislators about what's happening at "ground level" and we've found that many are very receptive to learn what's going on in the trenches.

There's also an option that you can become involved in "Working Groups" and this means that you work directly with Legislators to create and revise laws here in Hawaii.  If you want to Get Involved to improve island-life for our families, Jump in!

A legislator (or lawmaker) is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. Legislators are usually politicians and are often elected by the people.

The political theory of the separation of powers requires legislators to be different individuals from the members of the executive and the judiciary.

In short, this means your legislators are your senators and representatives.  If you want to change the law, speak to the members of the Senate and the House.

Get to know your legislators.  All the Senator pages are in place.  We hope to have the Representatives available soon.


Grassroots Institute has provided a great website called Hawaii Votes. You can track legislation as it moves through the House and Senate, and summaries are provided in every-day language.  Check it out!

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2010 Legislative Timetable and Newsletter


CPS Survey

If you or someone you know has been involved with Hawaii's Department of Child Welfare Services (regardless of what island you're on), please take a survey HERE.

If you are not in Hawaii but would like to participate, take the survey here.

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