Campus Safety

Important Numbers

Punahou School Administration:

Punahou School Anonymous Helpline:


State of Hawaii Crisis Line:


National Crisis Text Line:


National Suicide Hotline:

1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

The Sex Abuse Treatment Center:


Hawaii Child Welfare Services:


Honolulu Police Department:

911 (808.529.3111)

For personal problems, employees may receive confidential professional short-term help through Punahou’s Employee Assistance Program


If you have any questions or concerns about school safety, please contact:

Punahou School’s highest priority is ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its community.

Punahou encourages students and parents to talk with teachers, deans, counselors and administrators if they have any concerns or questions regarding their safety or the safety of other students.

If you or a student you know is in an unsafe or challenging situation; experiencing or witnessing drug or alcohol use or addiction; harassment, intimidation or bullying; sexual abuse or harassment; suicidal thoughts, inclinations or actions; or violence or threats of violence, we urge you to notify the School or submit an anonymous report through the Punahou Community Helpline.

Over the past few years, Punahou has taken significant steps to address student safety, and we are grateful for the dedication that our faculty and staff have put toward this effort.

Working with nationally recognized experts in school safety and security, we have implemented the following:

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  • Community Care Response Team (CCRT)

    The Community Care Response Team (CCRT) is responsible for the management of cases related to allegations of sexual abuse and harassment involving members of the Punahou School community. The CCRT is composed of deans, faculty members, counselors and other School administrators, including a Community Care Liaison (CCL).

    During the process of addressing a report of sexual abuse, the CCRT seeks to ensure that the victim’s safety is paramount and will provide or make referrals for other types of support as necessary. The team also involves the student’s family as the first line of response in dealing with sensitive matters.

    The CCRT focuses on:

    • Student Safety: The CCRT will determine if any immediate emergency, medical or legal assistance is required or requested by the student. The CCRT will determine if measures are needed to separate the student and alleged offender and, if so, implement those measures.
    • Student Support and Accommodations: The Community Care Liaison (CCL) will establish contact with the student and their family to offer support services that may be appropriate to their situation and keep the student and family apprised of the status of the School’s response to the report.
    • External Reporting: The CCRT will ensure all mandated reports have been made to the appropriate public agencies.
    • Confidentiality: The CCRT will make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of the report and subsequent investigations – notwithstanding mandatory reporting laws and civil requirements for disclosure – and limit disclosure to those persons with a “need-to-know.”
    • Monitoring and Follow-up: The CCRT continues to track the status of cases with law enforcement and monitor the emotional and psychological well-being of the student. Cases are reevaluated on a quarterly basis.
  • Community Care Liaisons

    The CCL assists students during the course of the CCRT’s response and conclusion of their review and any investigation that is conducted. The CCL also:

    • Takes appropriate measures to help protect and assist the student who reports abuse or harassment, including coordinating with local law enforcement and court systems.
    • Makes referrals for or facilitates professional and/or public resources for the student who may need medical or psychological services.
    • Informs the student of Punahou’s internal and public mandated reporting obligations.
    • Advises students and their families that Punahou may conduct an investigation into their report – irrespective of the student’s desire to participate.
    • Assists in advising students and their families of their right to pursue criminal charges against offenders in cases of child abuse or sexual assault.
    • Educates the student on the CCRT’s responsibilities and procedures in addressing the report.
    • Keeps the student and their family informed of CCRT actions and results.
    • Informs the student about what constitutes retaliation and how to report it.
    • Documents actions taken to support and communicate with the student and their family.
  • Safety and Privacy Accommodations

    The CCRT and CCL assist with providing accommodations from Punahou to address safety or privacy concerns, the impact of trauma or stress or scheduling conflicts that arise as a result of judicial or criminal proceedings. Punahou will ensure that such accommodations are provided where appropriate.
  • Mandatory Sexual Misconduct Training

    All faculty, staff, coaches and other employees of Punahou are required to complete mandatory sexual misconduct training as a condition of their employment.
  • Mandatory Reporting Policy

    All Punahou officers, employees and independent contractors are mandated reporters and must report any known or alleged abuse or neglect of a child.
  • Mental Health and Counseling Resources

    Our team of counselors collaborate and consult with administration, school staff, teachers, psychologists and families to provide general guidance and faculty support to help students be successful at school. Counselors encourage, intervene and advocate for students experiencing personal, academic and developmental difficulties.

    Support services include counseling, consultation, crisis intervention and social and emotional education. Attention is paid to the sensitivity of the content of counseling conversations. Depending on the situation, the School may need to take reasonable precautions to protect a student’s well-being and prevent harm to the student or other students, including, but not limited to, reporting incidents to parents/guardians, specially trained staff or law enforcement, as applicable. In certain situations, the School does not have discretion and must report the situation to applicable authorities.
  • Student Safety and Security Committee

    The Student Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) is charged with the creation, implementation and compliance of policies around student welfare and campus safety including:

    • Implementing measures to enhance th