Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD)
CPJAD serves as the central agency to provide the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of Hawaii, with the information and resources needed to address crime and crime prevention. CPJAD accomplishes this by:
- Researching crime issues and reporting comprehensive crime statistics for the state;
- Utilizing federal and state funds and non-financial resources to address crime problems and criminal justice system issues;
- Planning, developing, and implementing education and crime prevention programs to promote community involvement in crime prevention efforts;
- Developing and maintaining a computerized juvenile offender information system.
- Assisting in locating, recovering, and reuniting missing children and runaways with their families.
This enables the Attorney General to facilitate and coordinate efforts to improve the criminal justice system and to encourage community partnerships in addressing crime.
Our mission is to assist the criminal justice system agencies to improve service delivery and to promote the involvement of communities in the prevention of crime.