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Huikahi Restorative Circles
Lorenn Walker, Health Educator and Attorney, Hawaii
Rebecca Greening

Posted 2010-07-20

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The Huikahi Restorative Circle is a group reentry planning process involving the incarcerated individual, his or her family and friends and at least one prison representative. This article in the June 2010 issue of Federal Probation provides a history and philosophy of this restorative practice, as well as outcome data regarding those who have participated in the process, which show extremely high participant satisfaction rates as well as significantly less recidivism than current state of Hawai'i and national rates.