LIHUE – Prosecutors from across the state gathered at the County of Kauai Emergency Operations Center last week for a two-day training on the prosecution of domestic violence cases.
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we in Hawaii’s criminal justice community are committed to eliminating domestic violence and family abuse in our community,” stated Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar.
The training featured presenters from each of the four county prosecutor’s offices in Hawaii, as well as the state Department of the Attorney General, the Kauai Victim/Witness Program, and the Kauai Police Department.
More than 40 deputy prosecutors, deputy attorney generals, victim/witness counselors, police officers, and sex assault nurse examiners attended the training.
The training was presented by the Hawaii Prosecuting Attorneys Association and funded through grant monies received under the federal Stop Violence Against Women Act as administered by the Department of the Attorney General Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division.