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Shawn Vestal: Spokane should expand its successful community court program

If we wanted to be smart about the nexus of homelessness, addiction and crime, we’d double the city’s community court program tomorrow.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Hillyard adopting community court to keep people out of jail

People charged with misdemeanors in northeast Spokane will soon have a new option to stay out of jail: community court.

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Spokane’s community court expands to Browne’s Addition, Cliff-Cannon

After three years operating downtown, Spokane’s community court is reaching into new neighborhoods and eyeing a second location.

Spokane offers chance to dismiss misdemeanor arrest warrants

Community Court went mobile Thursday for Warrant Fest, setting up shop in three downtown Spokane locations to give people a chance to get their arrest warrants revoked without fear of …

Spokane’s community court gets $200,000 boost

The apparent success of Spokane’s two-year-old community court was rewarded last week with a $200,000 Department of Justice grant to help serve people downtown more effectively.

Spokane’s community court an experiment that’s paying off

Spokane’s Community Court is a 2-year-old experiment that is helping low-level criminals stay out of jail and get help with their other problems.

Nigerian-born attorney gives back

Like most of the teens in his village, Nigerian-born Francis Adewale loved spending time with the American Peace Corps volunteers working there. “You know,” he says, “hanging out with Americans …

Spokane Community Court offers chronic offenders another chance

When Aubrey Shults landed in jail in January, it was the end of a long, sad slide. Her longtime boyfriend had left her, and Shults – a drug-addicted 38-year-old who …