These services are offered during our Rental Rights Clinic on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (see more details below) and through the Diversion program.
This service is provided through the Center for Justice. If you do not qualify for the City Prosecutors Community Relicensing Program (509-835-5951), come see us for a consultation.
Attorneys from the Center for Justice may be able to assist you in vacating your criminal records. Eligibility for this service is determined based on the following: whether you qualify under state law, if it will make a significant difference in your ability to find and secure housing or employment and the resources we have available at the time of your request. It is helpful to have a copy of your Defendant Case History (DCH) with you when you come to see us. To get a free copy of your DCH, go to the Public Safety Building at 1100 West Mallon. Go to the cashier’s window and ask for a free copy of your Defendant Case History. You will need photo ID.
Assistance includes help contacting the court to request that interest accrued on non-restitution LFO’s be waived and contacting the court to request they reduce the interest accrued on restitution. We can help you determine if your LFO’s will ever expire and help you come up with a realistic budgeting strategy that will allow you to pay back your LFO’s.
We can offer counseling and assessments for people recently released from the justice system. We offer supportive services from Peer Support Specialists who can help with all things related to re-entry.
Roadmap to Success, by Pioneer Human Services
Delivered in-person at the Spokane Resource Center, the Roadmap to Success courses are available by appointment to the justice-involved community. Course participants will develop the necessary skills to find and keep employment while maintaining healthy, productive lives. The Roadmap to Success is delivered right here at the Spokane Resource Center.
The three-week job-readiness course includes:
- New Directions: acquire positive thinking skills to shift your focus from your past to your potential.
- Soft Skill Development: understand collaboration, conflict resolution, effective communication, and interactive skill-building.
- Resume Development: learn to design an impactful resume, highlighting your transferrable skills and qualifications.
- Interviewing: prepare for common interview questions, learn about self-presentation and participate in mock interviews.
- Explaining your Background: truthfully& confidently describe your past while still highlighting your added value to an employer.
- Job Searching and cover letter development: learn how to tailor your resume and cover letter to meet the requirements of a specific job
- Employment Readiness and Skills Assessment: work to complete employment readiness and vocational assessments to best prepare for in-demand careers.
- Active Case Management: supports will be provided for up to one year after course completion.
- Financial Support: financial resources available in a case by case situation during program involvement
Ready to sign-up? Click here to complete and submit an application.
Rental Rights Clinic: Attorneys and advocates assist clients to address problems with housing discrimination, unsafe/unhealthy housing conditions, public housing benefits and other landlord-tenant issues. This clinic occurs every week on Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. If these days and times do not work for you, please see our Community Events calendar for additional clinic options throughout the community.