The Spokane Police Activities League (Spokane PAL) is a partnership program developed by Spokane community leaders and the Spokane Police Department. They work with At- Risk Youth and their families to help establish respect and understanding.
Their goal is to focus on 5 core values:
The object of this program is to engage potential at-risk youth with positive athletic, academic and community service programs that will secure their path to a successful, healthy and prosperous adulthood.
The Youth & Police Initiative (YPI) increases communication and improves the relationship between youth and police. The program brings enormous benefits to the community, reduces crime, and helps youth develop positive attitudes towards police and their communities.
The goal of YPI is to break the cycle of mutual distrust that commonly exists between youth and police in our community by helping youth to be authentic, honest and open in presenting their “stories,” as they inspire the police to respond in a mutual way. The reciprocal sharing of life experiences, as well as goals and dreams, humanizes their relationships and shows them how much they have in common. The shared parts of their lives become the foundation of a new trust.