24-hour Office Number: 808.681.1425
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite C-301
Honolulu, HI 96817
Ho‘opono Mamo is a juvenile justice diversion program providing supportive services to youth as an alternative to going through the juvenile court system. Our goal is to help our mamo (children/youth) to return to a more pono path in their lives.
Program staff are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, and provide assessment and case management services to identify areas of risk for program youth, and offer referrals to programs to help youth and their families reconnect as an ‘ohana, as well as connect with their community, and other programs as needed, with the goal of avoiding future contact with the juvenile justice system. Family engagement is strongly encouraged, as this helps youth to be successful in their goals.
Program referrals are made through the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) for youth who are picked up in HPD’s District 5 for status offenses, or arrested for a first-time misdemeanor. Participation in Ho’opono Mamo is voluntary. In cases where families choose not to participate, the referral is returned to the Honolulu Police Department.
The Department of Health provides access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, national origin/ancestry-including language, age, sex-including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, religion, or disability.
Write or call the Hawaii State Department of Health, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 216, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or at (808) 586-4122 within 180 days. Or write or call the Affirmative Action Office at P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, HI 96801-3378 or at (808) 586-4614 (voice/TRS) or 586-4648 (TDD) within 180 days of a problem.