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Prosecutor’s facility for abuse victims criticized over ethical and legal issues

Rob Perez
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A resident at a safe house in Makiki posed for a photo in the communal area of the facility. The city opened the facility in November 2016 which can accommodate up to twenty women seeking refuge from domestic violence, sex assault or human trafficking. Currently it has four residents.

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The facility can accommodate up to 20 women and currently houses four residents.

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Pictured Honolulu Family Justice Center director Libby Lee-Hobbs at one of the gates.

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Residents must relinquish their cellphones and computers during their stay at a safe house in Makiki. Pictured is an intercom system that is in each room for communication with the staff.