Mark Patterson: The Criminal Justice System: A Place Of Healing at TEDxHonolulu 2012

Mark Patterson, Warden, Women’s Community Correctional Center: Mark Patterson’s vision for the Women’s Community Correctional Center is to create a Puuhonua — a sanctuary, a place of healing and transformation. His strategy includes taking a community-building approach through partnership formation that will have a transforming systemic effect on the Criminal Justice System, utilizing mind, body, spirit and place-perspective, and incorporating a trauma informed system of care framework. With over 25 years of public safety experience in both Hawaii and Nevada, his career began as an adult corrections officer, now a Warden for the past five years. Mark was raised on the island of Oahu in Waianae, he is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and holds a degree in criminology from Florida State University.