The Spokane Municipal Probation Department is committed to the protection of the community through innovative and aggressive programs to reintegrate criminal offenders into society as law abiding and productive citizens.
The unprecedented growth in the nation's prison population has placed a heavy economic burden on taxpayers in terms of the cost to build, maintain, and operate prisons.
According to the United States Justice Department, over 2 million Americans are behind bars. This represents nearly six times as many inmates as we had in 1970.
Society must incarcerate those serious and violent offenders who endanger the community. For many nonviolent offenders , however, probation is a cost effective alternative that holds them accountable for their crimes.
2nd Floor, Public Safety Building
1100 W. Mallon Ave.
Spokane, WA 99260