Early in 2012, the Smart Justice Spokane coalition began to take shape and develop its vision for smart justice in Spokane. The coalition formally launched in September 2012. Since then there have been numerous structural changes in the system and the beginning of extensive plans to reform many aspects of the system. In 2016 there should be major changes to reduce the jail population and take intentional steps to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Smart Justice Spokane has been a part of planning these criminal justice reforms.