study respite care policies and programs in other states, particularly
those programs that focus on family caregivers who provide care to
individuals aged 60 years or older or to chronically ill adults.
Gimme A Break: Respite Care Services In Other States. (PDF, 1MB)
study other states' adult protective services law, gather data on elder
and adult abusive incidence in other states, analyze possible changes to
Hawaii's laws to conform to those of other states, and estimate the
predicted effects of those changes on the caseload of Hawaii's Dept. of
Adult Protective Services.
A Survey of Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse in Hawaii and Nationwide. (PDF, 1.1MB)
periodically identify, review,and analyze all
state statutes (other than the Hawaii Penal Code) and rules that
establish: (1) Criminal offenses specifically denominated as
misdemeanors or petty misdemeanors; or (2) Criminal offenses that
authorize imprisonment or fines in excess of $1,000, or both, but that
involve conduct for which, typically, only a fine is imposed; and to
contact the state departments or agencies that have jurisdiction over
the offenses identified by the judiciary and request their input as to
whether and the extent to which the offenses can be decriminalized
without undermining their ability to enforce laws within their
jurisdiction; and to recommend changes to the penalties.
Decriminalization of Nonserious Offenses . (PDF, 220kB)