Community Court to Resume

Seth Hackenberg, 509.625.4146

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:26 p.m.

Spokane Community Court, a program of Spokane Municipal Court, is scheduled to convene next week for the first time since the court went on hiatus in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Court will be held on Monday, June 29, at the Northeast Community Center and on Tuesday, June 30, at Spokane City Hall. Because of restrictions under Phase 2 of the Safe Start Washington Plan, attendees are limited to people with a scheduled appearance with the court as well as court staff and legal representation.  Social service providers will not be offering services to the public at this time. City Hall remains closed to visitors from the public; court participants should enter City Hall through the sliding door entrance on Post Street.

The Court will adhere to safety protocols consistent with state guidelines. All participants will be required to wear masks and temperature tests will be taken prior to entry into the court.  If participants are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, they should contact the Public Defender’s office at (509) 835-5955 prior to the court date with that information. People exhibiting a fever or COVID-19 symptoms will be turned away from court and will receive a follow-up court date.

Community Court seeks to reduce and properly address quality of life offenses by utilizing a collaborative, problem-solving approach to crime.