Executive Director, Co-founder
Kurtis S. Robinson is the current Spokane NAACP 1st Vice President and the Political Action Chair For NAACP AOWSAC, He serves as a Smart Justice Spokane Executive Committee member, Better Health Together Board Member, and on the board for Just Lead Washington. He was a Wildland Fire Fighter for over 11 years and has served with WA DNR and Spokane County Fire District 10. Mr. Robinson is a Certified Peer Support, Recovery Coach, Veterans Recovery Coach and Reentry Specialist. He Identifies as a Formally Incarcerated BIPOC male with over 16 years concurrent abstinence from drugs and alcohol and is the first openly Justice Involved individual to serve as a Governor appointed Commissioner to the Criminal Justice Training Commission for Washington State.
Board President, Co-founder
Layne Pavey, MSW is a Clinical Social Worker who returned to society in 2011 and has created a housing program, Revive Reentry Services, LLC for men and women returning to our community from prisons and jails; and a counseling practice, Revive Counseling Spokane, PLLC where she works as an Attachment-focused EMDR Therapist with individuals and families to heal from trauma. Layne serves on the Executive Committee of Smart Justice Spokane, is a co-facilitator with Community Partners in Transition Solutions (CTPS) and is the founder of I Did the Time, an advocacy group consisting of formerly incarcerated individuals and families. She also serves on the Washington State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights and the Legal Financial Obligation Consortium of the Washington State Supreme Court’s Minority and Justice Commission.
Sean is the founder of The Recovery Corps, an independent Recovery Coaching company. He is a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach, CCAR Certified Recovery Coach, and a Certified Peer Counselor through the Department of Social and Health Services of Washington State. As a formerly justice involved individual, as well as being in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, the goal of his life work is to create leaders and mentors who are decisive and deliberate in positively asserting their inner strengths to finding a beautiful, purposeful, and abundant life. We do not have to do this work alone.
Amber Letchworth, BASW is a law student at Gonzaga University School of Law, focusing her studies on where social struggles intersect with the law. Since her release from prison in 2014, she has broken through many systemic barriers and envisions a society with less hurdles to success for formerly incarcerated individuals and families. Amber is trained in Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response (SAFeT) through Lutheran Community Services, NW as a Crisis Response Advocate, she has completed Core Correctional Practices training and EPICS-I (Effective Practices In Community Support for Influencers), is the Legal Liaison for I Did the Time, and currently serves as Board Secretary for Revive Center for Returning Citizens. Amber’s work is informed by her family’s struggles with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as being affected by generational poverty. She has dedicated her life to implementing services that provide alternatives to incarceration, and peer led program development for those impacted by system involvement.
A recent Graduate of Whitworth University with a degree in Public Administration, Ron is active in civic and community engagement within the City of Spokane, WA. Mr. Toston holds a proven track record of success in understanding municipal government operations and substantive experience working in a political environment, to include: productivity, administrative policies and procedures, and document and data archival systems. he plans to pursue an advanced degree in Law next Spring. Rons other Civic Engagements include:
2017 Member, Smart Justice Spokane Executive Committee, 2016-2017 Active Board Member, Tenants Union Washington State, 2016-2017 Community Organizer/Leader/Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform, 2016-2017 Active Board Member Revive/ Re-entry, 2015-2017 Member, City of Spokane Human Rights Commission. His area’s of Interests
Anwar Peace is a City of Spokane Human Rights Commissioner, plus he is also a member of the Spokane Human Rights Commissions’ Office of Civil Rights Exploratory Task Force. Anwar is currently employed at S.N.A.P. (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) as a Community Health Worker. Mr. Peace works with clients to help alleviate barriers in their life so they can lead healthier and happier lives. Also, for the past 21 years he has been a highly engaged “Police-Accountability-Activist”. His activism has been centered around helping and supporting those families that have been touched by “Police-Violence” and/or “Police-Abuse”. Because of his activism Anwar is also a formerly justice involved individual. This Justice Involved lived experience has allowed him to have a deeper understanding on the issues surrounding individuals who have the loss of their freedom due to the justice system involvement in their lives.