Executive Director, Washington Statewide Reentry Council
Christopher Poulos is an attorney currently serving as executive director of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council. Prior to his appointment, he served as executive director of Life of Purpose Treatment at the University of North Texas, where he was also an adjunct professor of criminal justice. During law school, he served at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and The Sentencing Project and was selected as law student of the year by the National Jurist magazine. While at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, he helped redesign stigmatizing language previously used by the federal government regarding addiction and justice system involvement to reduce discrimination. Poulos was an advisor to U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on addiction and justice policy. He openly identifies as a person in long-term recovery from addiction who has also been incarcerated. He graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law.