“When you walk into a courthouse, there isn’t necessarily a sense of hope or opportunity. The library helps provide that.” – Andrew Chanse, Executive Director
Spokane Public Library served as a location for Municipal Community Court from 2013-2019, in a collaborative effort aimed to reduce and address quality of life offenses in downtown Spokane. More than 1,000 participants a year accessed a variety of services during Community Court including behavioral health, housing, crime victim assistance, health insurance, education/job training, and more. To learn more about restorative justice see these articles:
Community Court is currently unavailable at Central Library due to ongoing renovation.
Community Court is currently held Mondays from 10am-12pm at City Hall City Council Chambers and Tuesdays 10am-12pm at Northeast Community Center.