Here are some of the specific projects that Smart Justice Spokane is working on.

Winning the MacArthur Grant for Spokane County

Smart Justice Spokane worked with the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC) to develop a grant proposal for the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge that is aimed at reducing the jail population, the length of time that people spend in jail, and racial disparities in the system.

Racial Equity

We provide support to the SRLJC Racial Equity Subcommittee in developing a plan to achieve racial equity throughout the criminal justice system.

Smart Hiring

We support the passing of a city-wide Smart Hiring Ordinance. Learn more.

Jail Diversion

We advocate for the creation of a Jail Diversion Center and other diversion programs. Learn more.

Smart Justice Legislation

We support state legislation that reforms our criminal justice system and helps create smart justice in Spokane and statewide. Learn more.