State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Hawaii

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Hawaii

Let Grow is making a lasting impact across the entire United States. With the help of greater childhood awareness, volunteers and faithful donations, it is our goal to bring Let Grow programs to thousands of schools and neighborhoods across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in Hawaii and how you can help.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Hawaii

State Laws And Policies

Criminal Law:

Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated § 709 has a typical broad endangerment law that includes any action that recklessly puts a child at risk of harm. It may be broader than many statutes insofar as it explicitly includes harm to a child’s mental welfare. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 291C-121.5 makes it illegal to leave a child under 9 in a car for longer than 5 minutes with no one over 12 in the car.

Juvenile Court | Child Protective Services | Neglect Law:

Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated § 350-1(1) covers acts or omissions causing “the physical or psychological health or welfare of the child, who is under the age of eighteen, to be harmed, or to be subject to any reasonably foreseeable, substantial risk of being harmed.” Section (d) provides that it is neglect when a child is not provided in a timely manner with supervision.


This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.

Nationwide State Laws And Policies

Learn More About Laws And Policies In Other States

Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.