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Editorial: Homeless court should expand

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Community Outreach Court aka homeless court expands to its fourth location, in Kaneohe. Merlinda Garma, Deputy Public Defender, and Mark Tom, prosecuting attorney, before court began.

Two years ago this month, after a successful pilot project, Gov. David Ige signed into law Act 55, establishing the Community Outreach Court (COC) for certain offenders who owe a debt to society they cannot possibly repay — particularly nonviolent defendants who are homeless and destitute. Read more

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