Community Court

  1. Elizabeth Bruce

    Case Manager
    Phone: 253-841-5544

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Summary

Community Court is a neighborhood-focused court program that combines the power of both the community and the justice system to address local problems and improve community safety.

The goal of Community Court is to address the unmet needs which lead to law-breaking behavior and justice system involvement. We focus on the whole person, and spend time getting to know each of our participants. We learn about each defendant’s needs, history, and goals and then develop an individual plan to help them become productive members of society.

Community Court is an alternative, solutions-based approach to addressing complex problems that traditional courts are faced with on a regular basis. The court provides immediate social service resources to eligible defendants with the goal of helping those defendants become self-sufficient. In turn, by providing these resources, defendants can receive the treatment and support they need to become productive members of society.

  1. How Does This Work? 
  2. Where and When?
  3. Service Partners
  4. FAQ
  5. Documents

The City Prosecutor determines who is eligible for Community Court. If a defendant is charged with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor offense in Court, and the defendant has no other prior violent felony conviction history, then they are eligible. Common eligible charges include the following:

  • Theft 3
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Stolen Property

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