Judge Town has written extensively on many subjects ranging from judicial well-being to parenting advice.  Judge Town’s bibliography includes:


  1. Town, Judge as Coach: Positive Coaching in the Courtroom, Juvenile and Family Justice TODAY Magazine, summer 2006, p. 30 (National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges).
  2. Town, Coaches, Judges Have Much in Common, Honolulu Advertiser, May 1, 2006 ( reprinted for Positive Coaching Alliance: (
  3. Town, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma in Court: A Judge’s Perspective, Fatality Review Bulletin:  reprinted in Florida Bar News (June 1, 2004). Available at: (
  4. Jaffe, Town, et. al.  Vicarious Trauma in Judges: The Personal Challenge of Dispensing Justice, 54 Juvenile and Family Court Journal No. 4 pp 1-9 (Fall 2003, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges). Reprinted in The Judges’ Journal, (Vol. 45 No. 4 pp. 12-18, Fall 2006) (published by the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association),
  5. Town, The Unified Family Court: Preventive, Therapeutic and Restorative Justice for America’s Families and Children. (Spring, 2001) National Center for Preventive Law (California Western School of Law):  (  reprinted in ABA Child Law Practice 99 (September 2002) and Juvenile and Family Justice Today (NCJFCJ Winter 2002).
  6. Town, Island Voices: Restorative Justice Helps the Victim Become Whole Again,  (Honolulu Advertiser, May 3, 2000).
  7. Town, Are Domestic Violence Death Reviews Consistent with Concepts of Preventive, Therapeutic and Restorative Justice? Fatality Review Bulletin (National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, Summer 2002, available at (
  8. Town, Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews and the Unified Family Court, 1 Unified Family Court Chronicle 1, (Spring 1999). (Available on request)
  9. Websdale, Town and Johnson, Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews: From A Culture Of Blame To A Culture of Safety, 50 juvenile and family COURT JOURNAL 61 (spring, 1999) Available at (
  10. Town, Court As Convener and Provider of Therapeutic Justice, 67 Univ. Puerto Rico Law Review 671(1998) (available in English and Spanish on request)
  11. Town and Yuen, Public Access to Beaches in Hawai’i; A Social Necessity, 10 Haw. Bar Journal 1 (1973) (available by request)
  12. Town, Junior Lifeguards and Life Lessons: New Zealand Style, 2007; (
  13. Town,  “Modern Pilgrims Follow Ancient Path”, special to Star-Advertiser, December 19, 2010, (
  14. “Thrive not Survive” and the following link to be associated with this page is:


  1. Chair, Full Faith and Credit: A Judge’s Bench Card (NCJFCJ, DOJ, NCSC, 1999) (revised 2003)
  2. Chair, Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence (NCJFCJ 1994) pdf format available at: (
  3. Children and Families First: A Mandate for America’s Courts (NCJFCJ 1993)
  4. Family Violence: Improving Court Practice (NCJFCJ 1990)
  5. Restorative Justice Committee, Hawai’i State Judiciary (1998-2000) report available online
  6. Jury Innovation Committee, Hawai’i State Judiciary (report available on request)


  1. 2008 Sports Ethics Fellow for Institute for International Sport (one of 18 fellows).  (
  2. 2010 Honolulu Forever Young honoree (one of 7 selected for community service):

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