Welcome to Ohana Ho’opakele
A Hawaiian Holisitc Alternative to Prisons
– Keli’i “Skippy” Ioane
We feel that a primary cause of imbalance and disharmony in our society is an unnecessarily high incarceration rate that breaks up families. Our solution to this problem is the implementation of a restorative justice process that will more effectively deal with the rehabilitation of our community members who have made mistakes in their lives.
Our belief is that rehabilitation is a healing process that requires a therapeutic environment focused on wellness, as opposed to the existing correctional process whose focus is punitive. Our aspiration is to implement a complementary alternative to the existing judicial process in cases that would be better served by a holistic, therapeutic vehicle.
We advocate a traditional ho’oponopono process and decentralized pu’uhonua (wellness centers) on each island.