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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 7, 2007

New board members appointed to drug court

Advertiser Staff

Friends of the Maui Drug Court has appointed five new board members to one-year terms.

Founded in 1998, Friends of the Maui Drug Court is a charitable organization that supports the programs of the 2nd Circuit Court's drug courts on Maui and Moloka'i.

The new board members are attorneys Randall Endo, Donald Guzman and Kirstin Hamman, Sen. J. Kalani English, and James Hirano, offender services administrator at the Maui Community Correctional Center.

The new appointees join board president Dr. Larry Schlesinger, vice president Dr. Kevin Kunz and secretary/treasurer Arlene Uchigakiuchi.

The Friends group seeks to reduce the incidence of substance abuse and crime in Maui County by raising money to support the Drug Court's clients and professionals. The court provides an opportunity for nonviolent offenders to avoid or reduce incarceration on the condition they complete an intensive substance abuse treatment program.

More information is available at http://mauidrugcourt.info/.