The Community Assistance Center History:
Assistance Center was formerly known as the John Howard Association
Who was John Howard?
John Howard was the 18th Century prison reformer who dedicated
his life and fortune to improving conditions in English prisions.
is the John Howard Association of Hawaii
The John Howard Association (JHA) is a private non-profit criminal
justice agency operating in Hawaii since 1958. JHA has four major
operating program areas.
2. Sex Offender Treatment Program.
3. Juvenile Anger Management Program.
4. Hui Ola Program.
works for the improvement of Hawaii's criminal justice system through
public information and education, initiation, and support of penal
reform, and the development of new programs tailored to the needs
of the people of Hawaii.
dedicated to the concept of alternative sentencing as a means of lowering
taxpayer costs and improving prison conditions, providing responsible
community treatment plans, monitoring and redefining external programs,
and supporting progressive individualized plans for sentences other
than prison for qualified convicted felons.