Department of the Prosecuting Attorney: Performance Measures


To seek justice.


Administration Program
General Prosecution Program

The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney serves the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. It is responsible for the prosecution of those who violate the criminal and traffic laws or rules and regulations of the State of Hawaii and the County of Maui. The department divisions include: Appellate and Forfeiture Division, Circuit Court Division, District Court Division, Family Court Division, Felony Screening Division, Investigative Services Division, and the Victim/Witness Assistance Division. 
The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney supports the following countywide outcome(s):
An Efficient, Effective and Responsive Government
Suitable Public Infrastructure
A Prepared, Safe and Livable County
A Healthy and Sustainable Community

Performance Measures are directly linked to budgetary outcomes. The adjacent chart offers a snapshot of the Prosecuting Attorney budget. The Prosecuting Attorney accounts for approximately 1% of the County's Operating Budget.

FY 2017 Highlights:

In 2017, the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney exceeded a number of success measure estimates.
  • The General Prosecution Program met 100% of measures related to the goal of promoting fair, impartial and expeditious prosecutions in all units.
  • The Administration Program continued to work toward the goal of applying a vertical prosecution method (one prosecutor from intake to appeal) on all felony cases involving crimes of violence.

The best performance measures start conversations about organizational priorities, the allocation of resources, ways to improve performance, and offer an honest assessment of effectiveness.

Breaking Down Performance Measures

So how does the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney measure up? Programs met 7 success measure estimates overall. Additionally, The following chart details the breakdown of the 11 performance success measures for the Department. Each measure of success is categorized as either improving, maintaining, or declining in the past year (FY 2016-FY 2017). The majority of programs in the department are either improving or maintaining their measured success. Rather than seeing success measures as a static and final indicator, departments use them as continuous gauges and guides for future operation.
Performance Measures provide both overarching goals for programs that adhere to the department's mission, and measurement level numerical data to help departments assess their ability to implement budget dollars effectively and serve the Maui community. The following chart provides an extremely detailed breakdown of the Department's performance measures. Scroll through to explore how the department measures success.