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HAWAII: Domestic Violence Resources


If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.

Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Law Protects Victims of Domestic Violence.

Passed in 2004, Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 378, Section 72 provides leave of absence for victims of domestic or sexual violence. An employer employing fifty or more employees shall allow an employee to take up to thirty days of unpaid victim leave from work per calendar year, or an employer employing not more than forty-nine employees shall allow an employee to take up to five days of unpaid leave from work per calendar year, if the employee or the employee's minor child is a victim of domestic or sexual violence; provided the leave is to seek medical attention, recover from physical or psychological injury, obtain services from a victim services organization, obtain psychological or other counseling, temporarily or permanently relocate, or to take legal action, including preparing for or participating in any civil or criminal legal proceeding related to or resulting from the domestic or sexual violence, or other actions to enhance the physical, psychological, or economic health or safety of the employee or the employee's minor child or to enhance the safety of those who associate with or work with the employee.

Hawaii Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts


Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence808-832-9316
Ohia Domestic Violence Shelter808-526-2200


HiloChild & Family Service808-959-6118
HiloTurning Point for Families808-935-8229
HiloAlternatives to Violence808-969-7798
HiloFamily Crisis Shelter808-859-8400
HiloVictim Witness Kokua Services808-527-6231
HolualoaW.Hawaii Crisis Shelter808-322-7233


LihueDecision Point808-245-5959
LihueYWCA Family Violence Shelter808-245-6362


MAUIFamily Peace Center808-244-2330
KahuluiChild & Family Service808-877-6888
WailukuWomen Helping Women808-242-6600


KaunakakaiHale Ho'omalu Shelter808-567-6888
KaunakakaiAlteratives to Violence808-553-3202


HonoluluDV Services808-535-0151
HonoluluChild & Family Service808-532-5100
HonoluluDV Clearinghouse/Legal Hotline808-531-3771
HonoluluVictim/Witness Services808-527-6231
HonoluluCommittee on Family Violence808-595-3900
HonoluluFamily Peace Center808-596-0900
HonoluluJoint Military Family Shelter808-533-7125

Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Victims of Crime

Presents findings about violent crime and property crime experienced by the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population in the United States. 2009 Report from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistice.

Hawaii Victim Assistance Resources

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Last Updated: March 23, 2011