PJALS is teaming up with Smart Justice Spokane and I Did The Time to invite you or other folks who’ve experienced the realities of our criminal justice system to tell your own story ! Will you share your experience with law enforcement, courts, and/or jail by joining our Smart Justice PhotoVoice Project? Or, will you invite someone you know?

Smart Justice Spokane coalition gatheringSmart Justice Spokane is a broad, diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations, community members, and criminal justice professionals who have come together to reform our expensive, ineffective, and unfair criminal justice system. Instead of warehousing members of our community in jail, who pose no danger to our neighborhoods, we are urging our elected officials to spend our tax dollars on proven programs that are fiscally responsible, reduce crime, and create a strong and healthy community. PJALS is a proud member of Smart Justice Spokane.

Our Smart Justice PhotoVoice Project aims to answer the question: “How does your experience with the criminal justice system show that the system is not working, or how does your experience provide a unique example of how it could be done differently?” The Project is open to folks with direct system experience or their family members. Our PhotoVoice Project is a 5-7 month commitment–come learn more!

“There’s No Voice Like Your Voice”

Come join us to learn more about this exciting PhotoVoice project.

Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:00 pm

Community Building’s mezzanine conference room, 35 W. Main

Refreshments Provided

Please RSVP to Liz Moore: [email protected] or 838-7870

Facilitated by Heather Wallace, Communications Specialist. Project Sponsored by Smart Justice Spokane, PJALS, and I Did the Time.

Photovoice is a process that allows the participants to share their stories through words and photographs with the goal of engaging change with decision makers and improving their community. The process is participant-driven and relies on the lived experience as the primary expertise. Participants choose the topic, photographs, stories, format for display, and the audience group.

More on the PhotoVoice methodology here and here!