Racial Equity

The Racial Equity subcommittee, an integral part of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council. 

We currently have openings for two additional members and are seeking applicants


A brief synopsis of the Racial Equity Subcommittees Mission statement is;  To identify, document, and alleviate racial and ethnic disparities in the regional criminal justice system.

Currently the Racial Equity subcommittee meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at City Hall in room 5A from noon to 1:30 p.m.   These meetings are open to the public.  

The subcommittee is embarking on some very important work to specifically target reductions in racial and ethnic disparities across key decision points in our criminal justice system.  They are currently looking at various training models, implementation of a racial equity toolkit and closer analysis of data, as just a few of the potential interventions.  

We are fortunate to be a part of the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge, and are currently working with the Burns Institute to guide some of our reform work as well.  

We are specifically looking for members who:

  • reside in Spokane County
  • may have been impacted by the system or may have experience in the regional criminal justice system.
  • have a commitment to helping to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system.
  • have the capacity to actively participate in the Racial Equity Subcommittee meetings

             CLICK HERE TO APPLY


Regular Meetings:

  • Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of each month
  • Spokane City Hall
    Room 5A


Burns Institute Presentation 7/13/16

Agendas & Minutes:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes


  • Councilman Ben Stuckart, Co-Chair
  • Judge Aimee Maurer, Co-Chair
  • Francis Adewale, City Public Defenders
  • Bonnie Bush, Juvenile Court
  • Chrissy Davis-Jones, Member
  • Shontae Elliott, Member
  • Melissa Haney, County Public Defenders
  • Kitara Johnson, Member
  • Angela Jones, Member
  • Mark Lorenz, County Public Defenders
  • Carmen Pacheco-Jones, Member
  • Terren Roloff, Member
  • Kate Rowe, Member