Ho’ōla Nā Pua Advocacy Awards: Recognizing those committed to the systemic changes needed to end exploitation
October 26, 2019
The Ho’ōla Nā Pua Advocacy Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and companies, who have joined the fight against sexual exploitation by taking a courageous public stand on behalf of vulnerable children in Hawaii. These individuals and organizations are committed to supporting the systemic changes needed to end exploitation and are strong supporters of Ho’ola Na Pua’s mission, programs, and service to our community.
These awards are given out annually. This year the following individuals were recognized for their significant contributions to our community at the annual Pearl Gala. We thank them for their selfless commitment to ending sex trafficking. We recognize each of these individuals for their contributions to this fight. Let’s turn the tide against trafficking together as we prevent exploitation and care for the exploited.
JOHN DEAN BOARD MEMBER, CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK
FARSHAD TALEBI FORMER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, KITSAP COUNTY
PAUL MALANA SPECIAL AGENT, HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS
THE MACNAUGHTON GROUP FOUNDATION INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE
“I think we are all here for a purpose and I would like to think we are making a difference and making the world a better place. We need to better recognize what is going on in our community and we need to advocate for these children…”
We are thrilled to announce another major milestone! Just this summer, Hoʻōla Nā Pua was conditionally approved to st
August 12, 2014
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”