On December 8, 2013, the innovative criminal justice initiative known as Community Court opened its doors at the Downtown Spokane Public Library – a cooperative collaboration that has resulted in low barrier access to social service providers of every variety. The Spokane Municipal Community Court seeks to reduce and properly address quality of life offenses in the downtown area by utilizing a collaborative, problem-solving approach to crime. Since 2013, Community Court has served more than 1,130 individuals on cases arising out of low level criminal violations or quality of life crimes in the downtown corridor.

The foundation of Community Court is a collaboration of court and social service professionals, dedicated to helping participants reach practical and targeted solutions. Community Court is held every Monday starting at 10:30 am at the Downtown Library.

Community Partners

The success of Community Court depends on our strong partnerships with local resources that provide the following services. Most providers are available every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Criminal charges are not required to access services.

  • Healthcare/Insurance
  • SSI / Disability assistance
  • Education and job training
  • Clothing
  • Behavioral Health
  • Housing
  • ID cards
  • Food
  • Library services
  • Crime victim assistance/advocacy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Veteran programs
  • DSHS assistance
  • Nutrition education
  • Payee assistance

 

Spokane Municipal Court Judge Mary C. Logan, presiding
Spokane Municipal Court Judge Mary C. Logan, presiding

 

For questions, please contact:
Brianne Howe, Spokane Community Court Coordinator
509.625.4146

Download Community Court Brochure

Download Community Court Statistics as of January 2017