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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2002


Advertiser Staff

Prosecutor wins MADD award

Honolulu City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle was recognized by MADD for, among other things, his concern toward victims.

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Honolulu City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle was presented the Mothers Against Drunk Driving National President's Criminal Justice Award at the annual MADD National Conference held recently in Anchorage, Alaska.

About 750 MADD members and guests from across the country attended the conference.

Carlisle was selected for his commitment to "raising the bar" in the prosecution and sentencing of impaired driving offenders who kill or injure people, especially when there has been a prior alcohol or other drug-related offense.

He was also recognized for his concern toward victims and his advocacy for a measure that shields victims and witnesses from having to repeatedly provide testimony.

Carlisle was elected city prosecutor in 1996 and reelected in 2000.

Rehab program recognized

Network Enterprises Inc., a private-sector nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Mapunapuna, has been selected by the U.S.

Department of Labor to receive an exemplary service provider award.

The award is in recognition of Network Enterprises' outstanding work in the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Network Enterprises was nominated for the award by the Hawai'i State Director of Veterans Employment and Training, with the concurrence of the regional administrator in Seattle, for the quality of its services to the homeless veterans.

Veterans make up 35 percent of O'ahu's approximately 8,000 homeless people.

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, administered by the Department of Labor, provided Network Enterprises with a two-year grant to conduct a program involving outreach, intake, assessment, job development, job placement and location into permanent housing of homeless veterans on O'ahu.

Network Enterprises is a nonprofit community rehabilitation program with about 66 employees.