ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER OF OAHU

Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu (Friends), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was principally created in 2010 to provide financial support, volunteers, and other resources to help the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu meet the needs of child victims. Since its inception in 2010, Friends has provided resources that enable the Center to care for hundreds of child victims and their family members each year. With Friends’ help, the Center is able to provide snacks, meals, and comfort items while the child victim is at the Center. In addition, Friends provides essential items that fill foster care bags, which the Center gives to victims who must enter foster care. Through its Ho‘ola Na Mana‘o Project, Friends purchases goods and services that are crucial to helping victimized children heal even after their services at the Center end.

As the non-profit partner to the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu, Friends gives the Center what it needs to help children from the moment they arrive for a forensic interview. In addition to being a source of items and services for the children served by the Center, Friends provides equipment, furnishings, and supplies used by the Center to create and maintain a facility where children feel safe as they start their journey towards healing.

OUR MISSION

We support children on Oahu who are victims of severe physical abuse or sexual abuse or who witnessed a serious crime. We stand with the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu in helping these children heal.

BOARD MEMBERS

Calvin Pang
Board President
Kathy Muneno Thompson
Board Vice President
Anne Hogan Ezer
Board Secretary
Guy Nishihira
Board Treasurer
Stanford Lum
Assistant Board Treasurer
Victor Corpuz
Board Member
Nathan Hokama
Board Member
Debbie Kim Morikawa
Board Member
Jasmine Mau-Mukai
Board Member
Susan Pang Gochros
Board Member

STAFF MEMBERS

Cari Suzuki  
Program Manager
Mialisa Otis  
Program Coordinator
Timeline

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