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Christopher Poulos

Director of Person-Centered Services, Washington State Department of Corrections

Christopher Poulos is an attorney and the director of Person-Centered Services at the Washington State Department of Corrections. Previously, he was executive director of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council and developed and taught a course on drug law and policy at Seattle University School of Law. Poulos advised U.S. Senator Angus King on addiction and justice policy, served on several criminal justice task forces, and served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and The Sentencing Project. He graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. Before that, Poulos overcame tragic family losses, addiction, homelessness, and a federal incarceration. He now dedicates his life to helping others overcome or avoid similar challenges and supports a public health-­based approach to addressing addiction.

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