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FY 2022 Report for Committees on Appropriations Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System

NCJ Number
307718
Date Published
October 2023
Length
8 pages
Annotation

This report, completed in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 by the Attorney General, acting through the National Institute of Justice and in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, studies the interaction of Native Hawaiians with the criminal justice system.

Abstract

This report, completed in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 by the Attorney General, acting through the National Institute of Justice, in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, studies the interaction of Native Hawaiians with the criminal justice system. NIJ recommends that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) consider the inclusion of a stand-alone Native Hawaiian race category, separate from Other Pacific Islanders. Data detailed in this report were drawn from several sources, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), BJS, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and cover statistics related to the percentage of persons who are Native Hawaiians out of the total of all persons arrested; all persons detained in Federal, State, and local jails; all persons subject to pretrial supervision; all persons subject to post-conviction supervision; all persons incarcerated in Federal and State prisons; and all persons subject to post-release supervision. The report also includes an explanation of why the statistics described may not be comprehensive; recommendations on how data collection related to the statistics could be improved; a description of any culturally relevant programs available to Native Hawaiians who interact with the Federal criminal justice system; and a summary of available data on the number of Native Hawaiians who are incarcerated and placed in Federal and private correctional facilities more than 200 miles from their place of residence.